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Oaxaca’s Potent Secret, Mezcal Is Born of Time, Tradition and a Slow-Growing Plant
Mezcal is a drink like no other. “El elíxir de los dioses” (the elixir of the gods) is a potent and largely handcrafted libation that has been consumed at quinceañeras, weddings and funerals for generations in Oaxaca. Unlike its cousin tequila, mezcal is not easy to produce commercially, limiting its export. And even with a...
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papaya oaxaca
They are ranked number one in productivity in Mexico, however, the papaya growers of Oaxaca, whose majority is on the coast, suffer from lack of funding, badly planned support, victims to unpredictable weather that can literally leave them on the street. Considered an activity with great opportunities, but high risk to their heritage, the planting...
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Tlacolula Distillery, a company dedicated to the production of mezcal in Oaxaca, received from the National Export Prize 2018 from President Enrique Peña Nieto, in the Agroindustrial Enterprise category, at the XXV National Congress of Foreign Trade held in the City of Toluca, State of Mexico. The Secretary of Economy, Juan Pablo Guzmán Cobián, expressed...
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This year, Oaxaca exported 36,617.20 tons of mango to the United States. This volume shipped was the result of the 2018 Mango Export Program that is being carried out in the eastern zone of the Isthmus, where 63 thousand orchards were registered. The delegate of the Sagarpa in Oaxaca, Adolfo Toledo Infanzon, stated in an...
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The drought that prevented producers from sowing seasonal maize “on time” will impact up to 20 percent of Oaxaca’s annual production. The preliminary calculation was made by the president of the Basic Corn-Bean Product System of the State of Oaxaca, Raúl Narváez Labastida, who assured that the final figure will be in December. With the...
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Oaxaca possesses enormous natural wealth; It has a great variety of climates and soils, a product of its complex geography. These characteristics make it one of the most favorable entities for the planting of coffee in Mexico, and for this reason, it is the fourth best producer in the country, having 136 thousand hectares of...
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mezcal
The distillation process, which today allows the production of alcoholic beverages, was practiced in Mexico since before the time of the conquest, Mexican archaeologists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico ( UNAM ) discovered. Centuries before the arrival of the Spaniards to Mexico, the Tlaxcaltecas already created mezcal. This discovery overturns the belief that...
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Recognized as one of the most famous cultural icons of Oaxaca, mezcal is a distillate capable of seducing locals and strangers with its artisanal roots and great taste. The opportunity to discover the origins of the distillate, from the hand of its own producers, is an offer that few would dare to reject, even in...
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oaxaca chocolate
The most popular way to enjoy Oaxaca chocolate is definitely a steaming cup of hot chocolate, preferably with some ‘yolk bread’ (also known as “pan de muerto”). Oaxaca chocolate is either prepared with water or milk as a hot beverage, the latter is slightly sweeter. The chocolate is served with foam using a utensil called...
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oaxaca fruits
The agricultural production of Oaxaca fruits and vegetables has allowed the state to enter the national agricultural production ranking with 22 fruits and vegetables, such as papaya, pineapple, and lemon grown in Oaxaca. According to the state government, Oaxaca produces at least 29 crops in more than 59,000 hectares (145,792 acres). Each year 1,384,000 hectares...
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