Frequently Asked Questions

What is Yucca schidigera?

Yucca schidigera is a plant endemic to the southwestern United States and northern Baja California, Mexico.  Its distribution ranges from southwestern Nevada, Arizona and California in the United States, to the northern Baja California

What is Yucca schidigera used for?

Today, it is mainly utilized as an ingredient in animal feed such as poultry, swine, cattle, pets and aquaculture.

In addition, it is used as a soil conditioner, surfactant and biological promoter in agriculture, as a surfactant agent in grain tr

What part of the Yucca schidigera is used industrially?

Only the stem or trunk of the plant is used, Mexican law requires the preservation of this natural resource, and as such it is prohibited to extract the root system; therefore, the stem is harvested at the base, allowing the roots to continue the plant

Which Mexican federal statute regulates the sustainable harvesting of Yucca schidigera?

NOM-005-SEMARNAT-1997. SEMARNAT (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources) regulates wild-harvesting to comply with the sustainable harvesting mandate.  SEMARNAT also regulates and issues harvesting permits and guides or forest referrals that

What are the active ingredients of Yucca schidigera?

There are two main active ingredients in Yucca schidigera, Saponins and Glycocomponents.

Saponins. Have surfactant (detergent-like or surface-active) properties because they contain water-soluble and fat-soluble components

Are there commercial plantations of Yucca shicidigera?

Our commercial plantation is unique in the world; it currently has 500 hectares in different stages of growth. It was in 1996 that we started with the first 8 hectares and in 2008 it was awarded by the Mexican Government with the National Award for For