Balché

Balché

[bahl-chey]
Balché is a mildly intoxicating beverage common among ancient and indigenous cultures in areas of what is now Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua and Honduras. Among the Yucatec Maya, a drink made from the bark of a leguminous tree (Lonchocarpus violaceus), which is soaked in honey and water and fermented.

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