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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tesgüino drinks

Tesgüino is an indigenous beer of Mexico, made from malted corn. It is mainly consumed in Chihuahua by the Raramuri (Tarahumara), in Sonora and Chihuahua by the Makurawe (Guarijios), in Durango by Tepehuan.

The name of the rink is derived from the Nathuatl tecuini, to beat, due to its alcoholic effect. The shaman uses it hen blessing people, animals, fields or the harvest. When someone needs a big job one, like weeding a field he invites friends to rink tesgüino; they do the work an receive tesgüino in return.

The mestizo population prepare tesgüino from germinate and ground maize kernels, without catalysts.

Instead, sugar is added after several days of fermentation a sour flavorful beverage is obtained. Besides being consume as a refreshing beverage it is also taken as a diuretic to relive the burning sensation of the bladder when it is infected.

Tesgüino has a high ethnobiological importance because of the tesguinadas celebrated around the large tesguinera pot containing the beverage, in which some individuals may get drunk due to its alcoholic affect.
Tesgüino drinks

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