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Easy Podcast: El pulque: el elixir de los dioses prehispánicos

Pulque is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey (agave) plant.

This traditional drink from the Mexica culture was an important part of religious rituals and festivities, and it’s popularity continued after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores particularly for its health benefits, such as, a high content of carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins.

Nowadays, it’s popularity has fallen behind a bit due to the rise of mezcal and tequila, but still remains a staple in Mexican culture.

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