Technically, any liquid intended for drinking is a beverage so named by a word derived from French and Latin verbs meaning ‘to drink.’ Healthy beverages are beverages with health benefits that attribute by its nutritional value. The use of healthy beverage for promoting health and relieving symptom is as old as the practice of medicine.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Tesgüino beer

Tesgüino is an alcoholic beverage (beer-like) based on germinated maize. The astringent maize based beer, homemade beer is an importance social beverage and drink during Easter week for Tarahumaras.

The Tarahumara, or self-called Rarámuri, are one of the largest indigenous tribes in North America with nearly 100,000 people. The majority are concentrated in the highlands of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico. The alcohol used by the Tarahumara is almost entirely in the form of Tesgüino.

To prepared the maize are soaked, ground up, boiled and spiked with a local grass to help the mixture ferment.

It is said that tesguino was given to the Indians by onoruame or Lata diosi (god) so that they could get their work done and that they might enjoy themselves. Whenever a jar of the beer is drunk, it must first be dedicated to Lata diosi by symbolically tossing three small gourdfuls dipped from a larger gourd towards each of the four directions.
Tesgüino beer

Top articles this week

Food Processing RSS

DBR - Process Technology News

Science of Nutrition RSS