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  1. By Randall Tom Everything you need to know about Agave

  2. What is Agave? • Mostly found in Southwestern United states and Mexico • Average stock length 8 meters long • Leaves can grow up to 2 meters long • Prefers warm climate • Can live off little water

  3. Misconceptions • Not Aloe • Not part of the cactus family

  4. Indian uses (Food) • Edible flowers • Roast stalks • Stalk produces sap which can be used as a sugar substitute • Leaves used for source of fiber

  5. Indian uses (Tools) • Sharp spine used as needles • Juices from leaves can be used for soap • Pens • String to sew

  6. Indian uses (Medicinal) • Leaf tea to treat constipation and excess gas • Root tea used to treat arthritic joints

  7. White uses • Tequila • Barbeque sauces • Jellies and marmalade • Breads • Energy bars

  8. Why should we care? • Many of the products we use in our life are created from agave • Shows that Indians are a good example on how to use maximize the use of their resources • Shouldn’t be looked upon as “primitive”

  9. Video • 50 foot Agave plant

  10. Works Cited Agave. 01 June 2008 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agave>. Dozier, Deborah. Stalking the Wild Agave:. Banning: Malki Museum Press, 2003. Employee, Museum. Agave Randall Tom. 01 June 2008. Facts about Agave Syrup. 2006. 01 June 2009 <http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:yE4-p3d9UnAJ:www.agave-nectar.co.uk/facts.htm+agave+facts&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us&client=opera>.