Agave commonly called blue agave or tequila agave is a plant found most notably in the state of Jalisco as well as other Mexican states in the southeastern part of Mexico. The ingredient found in this plant is used to create tequila. When the agave has grown to 7-10 years old, the leaves of the plant are cut off, revealing the core of the plant. To make the agave nectar, sap is extracted, filtered, and heated at a low temperature, which breaks down the carbohydrates into sugars.
The United States has become the largest consumer of tequila in the entire world.