A new natural sweetener could be obtained from the tequila plant

Blue Agave Plantation in Jalisco, Mexico (Google)

Could a key ingredient in tequila help weight loss and fight diabetes? Scientists discover the agave plant could be turned into a sweetener. According to Mailonline, natural sugars in the agave plant used to make tequila are linked to weight loss. These elements called agavins, act as a dietary complement and won’t raise blood sugar. It can More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Mexico’s native crops hold key to food security: renowned ecologist

TEPIC, Mexico — Mexico’s ancient civilizations cultivated crops such as maize, tomatoes and chilies for thousands of years before the Spanish conquerors arrived — and now those native plants could More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 10th, 2017
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Is fruit good or bad for you? A science-backed answer

Here in Yucatan we have many options for including delicious fresh fruits in our diets. This post by Helen Sanders, editor of healthambition.com, explains why most fruits can be very healthy for most of us to eat. Fruit More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Nopal, an exotic ingredient to produce beer

Nopalea C, is the first beer created with prickly pear cactus (nopal), which has a high fiber content and is a good product for people living with diabetes to consume. Although this beer is produced in the Czech More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Noted food critic tries a Guy Fieri hamburger in Cancun

Alison Cook – a two-time James Beard Award winner for restaurant criticism and an M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing award recipient – has been reviewing restaurants and surveying the dining scene for the Houston More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, May 14th, 2017
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From La Negrita to Kukul Bout’ik: Mérida’s best places to enjoy

You have to dance and taste the regional foods and the artisanal beer. MERIDA — At noon the bar La Negrita opens their doors to allow entrance to all the people tired by the heat of Merida. A place where you More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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Cheers! Six Mexican drinks you should try

It’s always fun to try new and different foods and drinks when you’re traveling, but sometimes you just don’t know what to order. Here are a few drinks you can try on a trip to Mexico, and some More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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Head to the heart of tequila land for Cinco de Mayo

Amber Gibson, contributor for Forbes Magazine, and author and photographer for other major news outlets, brings us the ultimate “Cinco de mayo” celebration in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. Mezcal may be More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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An ode to Mexican beers

Chicago Tribune collaborator, beer expert and author Josh Noel has tasted all the imported Mexican beers he could find in the Chicago-area stores and restaurants to rank the best. And here they are, from lowest More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Noma pop-up restaurant makes a big splash in Tulum

Noma Restaurant’s pop-up location in Tulum is garnering widespread publicity. TYT checked Noma’s website for details and found the following:  Noma, four times named the best restaurant of the world More...