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Guatemala was way ahead of us in that respect. As Guatemala is a country that grows sugar cane and exports sugar it is the common sweetener for this beverage. Horchata could be sweetened with honey agave syrup Stevia or any other sweetener preferred. Rosa de Jamaica or Roselle Hibiscus Beverage This beverage is made from the calyxes of the Hibiscus sabdariffa plant often called Roselle Hibiscus. They are deep red and fleshy when fresh. Once dried the calyxes are packaged and can now be found in many health food stores. In Guatemala these calyxes are called Rosa de Jamaica or Jamaican Rose. The name spoken or written in Guatemala implies either the dried calyxes or the resultant beverage. In Guatemala the roselle hibiscus plant is not grown for the small flowers but for the fleshy calyxes steeped to make the Rosa de Jamaica beverage. The calyxes are high in vitamin C citric acid tartaric acid and malic acid as well as flavonoids such as cyanidin giving them their deep red color.
Products available in the USA in every single city. Why do they do this? Why are they so eager to buy US drinks? Simple they don t have Mexican made products they can sell and they want to be the first to carry a new American beverage. Beverage Distributors know the potential for new products in Mexico. When that is done distributors or importers just sell the same products to the same retailers. This article will discuss the preparation and benefits of typical Guatemalan beverages made from tamarind roselle hibiscus and one beverage made from rice and seeds. While all of these beverages are now known in many places here in the US they were completely unknown to me when I went to live in Guatemala more than 40 years ago. They made a big impression and I drink them to this day.
I often travel Monterrey Mexico City Tijuana and Guadalajara checking retail accounts like supermarkets. Their first comment was "Wow look at all this soda"! I m talking about pallet after pallet on the retail floor filled with soda water tea new age beverages water and every type of beverage you can imagine. Not just in Pallets shelve after shelve filled with beverages not just 6 feet tall in some hallways up to 12 feet tall. Beverage exports to Mexico are underrepresented with a mere $147 000 000 per year being exported from the USA to Mexico. This shows a Trade Deficit of $2 Billion Dollars in Beverage worth of good. Now this is the "declared value" and not wholesale or retail value of goods that s much higher. Selling beverages to Mexico is easier than ever especially exporting from the USA.