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8 pre-Hispanic drinks we enjoy today

25 mayo, 2021

We have all tried them at some time in our homes, in a small street stall, in bars or when we go on a trip to other states. These prehispanic drinksDespite the passing of the years, we continue to enjoy them regularly.

Discover the history of these pre-Hispanic drinks and curiosities about their origin. And don’t forget to enjoy, in every sip, this delicious heritage.

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CORN IN PRE-HISPANIC PERIOD

As you will realize, many of these pre-Hispanic drinks are made based on corn, and this food was fundamental in the daily life of the Mesoamerican peoples, forming part of their mythology and history.

It is estimated that corn has been cultivated for more than 10,000 years in the Mesoamerican region, this being not only the main food of the pre-Hispanic peoples, but also a sacred plant.

Legend has it that the Aztecs had only roots and small animals to eat, while the gods jealously guarded the sacred grain of corn. So the men went to the god Quetzalcoatl, famous for his goodness, and told him their problem. Quetzalcóatl then became an ant, he went to where the corn was and took a grain, which the men planted and cultivated. Since then, the Aztecs became strong and they were forever grateful to the good god who had helped them.

With the arrival of the Spanish in America, pre-Hispanic recipes with corn were enriched with more ingredients, and became more elaborate, as we know them today (it is difficult to imagine a taquito without meat, a chubby without cheese or some flutes without cream).

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