One may eat Agave after one has baked it, but one must be rather
hungry to actually enjoy it. The Native Americans used this plant
for food and for fiber to weave. When there is no other food, this
will keep a person alive.
Native Americans dig pits in the ground, and then build a fire in the pit. When the fire is burned down to coals, the coals are shoveled out and the agave placed in the pit. The hot coals were then placed back in the pit, and the agave baked.
If you want to know what it tastes like, I suggest you cut off a leaf and bake it in your home oven.
|I believe this to be a clump of Yucca.|
|The very sharp Ocotillo. This one has grown to a very respectible size; he is growing on the top of a hill overlooking the Carizo Badlands.|
|In the desert one usually climbs for water (in the hills) and digs for wood (in the washes). This dry wood will burn very hot for a very brief few minutes; there is more wood under the dirt near this dead plant, having died and been burried many years ago.|