Facultad de Ciencias Químicas
Ing. Saraí Escobedo García
Abstract: Agaves are plants mainly distributed in America; these plants have capacity for adaptation to grow at different environmental conditions. In México, Agaves have a high economic importance because of the products that can be obtained from them. Agaves contain carbohydrates that have been used to obtain alcoholic beverages. Magueyes named Agave salminana (green agave) and Agave atrovirens (ashen agave) produce a sap called “aguamiel”.