The Agave has the enchantment of a small miracle. A plant that initially appears to be useless, turns out to be an all-rounder. For most of the people the agave should be already well known for its sirup that is broadly used to sweeten food and drinks. Its fibers are used for textile production. The long fibers of the leaves are also used to make quite resilient ropes. A practical “giveaway”: The cuspidal tips of the Agave were used as sewing needles, so that the fabric obtained could be processed directly. Besides Mezcal (see Mezcal production) both sweets and Pulque (an exhilarating beverage fermented directly in the agave’s core) are extracted from the Agave.
Thus, the Agave is one of the most important plants in the southern state of Oaxaca