Happy Friday !!
Ready to drink in this week’s fun fact – well here it is :
‘Without plants, we would have nothing alcoholic to drink!!’
All alcoholic beverages are made from plants, beer is made from hop flowers, wine and sherry are made with grapes and tequila is made from agave cactus plants. Whisky is made from fermented grains and vodka is made from grains or potatoes… unfortunately these do not count as one of your five-a-day 🙂
To make an alcoholic beverage the plants are fermented, which is a process where yeast breaks down the sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide.
Have a great weekend !