Aguamiel, which literally translates to honey water, is the term for the sap of the agave plant that is harvested in order to drink fresh or ferment into pulque. In order to get the aguamiel, an incision is made into the piña or heart of a growing agave plant, usually an Agave salmiana. This will “injure” the plant and cause it to produce the sap. A person will then collect the sap to be immediately consumed or fermented.
Aguamiel, and pulque, is considered to be very good for the digestive system and gut health overall.