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Organic Blue Agave Sweetener

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Features

  • Great-tasting, natural sweetener
  • Is very low on glycemic index 
  • Premium blue agave syrup
  • Contains calcium & other vitamins & minerals
  • Saves calories vs. using sugar or honey
  • Versatile & easy to cook with
  • Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free
  • Raw

Description

Organic Blue Agave Sweetener

Agave (a-GAH-vay) is a wonderful natural sweetener that will help you achieve your health goals, whether they be weight loss, improved digestion, more energy or an enhanced immune system. Agave is derived from Agave Tequiliana (Blue Agave) plants. Once you've tasted and cooked with agave, we're sure you will agree that agave is truly something special and that no other brand can compare. Agave is GMO-free and gluten-free.

Low Glycemic Index

A unique characteristic of agave is its low GI (Glycemic Index) value. The Glycemic Index is an indicator of how quickly foods convert to blood glucose in the bloodstream. With a Glycemic Index of 13, agave doesn't raise your blood sugar level like high GI sweeteners do. Common sweeteners like sugar, and even honey, are high on the Glycemic Index, at approximately 80 GI. Foods that are high on the GI scale spike blood sugar levels wildly and promote weight gain because they produce instant energy—then just as quickly the energy depletes, making you hungry, tired and lethargic—so you eat more to get that energetic feeling back. With agave, your energy level remains well balanced. In addition, agave "satiates" you when consumed; you feel satisfied, so you eat less. Click here to see the GI rating of various sweeteners at Pleasant Hill Grain.

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Being sweeter = 25 to 40% less calories!

Agave is 1.4 times sweeter than either sugar or honey, so you use less and save calories without sacrificing sweetness in your foods. Furthermore, agave has a number of health benefits that can't be matched by any other sweetener. Agave contains calcium and Inulin, which studies have shown is good for the bacteria in your lower intestine, promoting a healthy digestive tract. As little as 5 to 10 grams of Inulin a day boosts the immune system, promotes regularity, improves calcium absorption and increases bone density. Agave contains 7.5 grams of Inulin in three tablespoons.

Organically grown

Agave is derived from the blue agave plant, which takes about 7 to 8 years to mature. The plants used to make the nectar for this syrup are grown under strict guidelines that meet USDA organic certification requirements. The farms and processing facility are part of a co-op of 700 farmers. Better Body Foods believes in fair trade and pays growers a fair price—nectar for agave is never purchased in the open market. This relationship with growers enables us to offer a product of consistently superior quality.

Jug & bottle sizes

Available in a 44 oz. single bottle or a 1 gallon (128 oz) jug. 

Agave Sugar Exchange Table

Food Category Amount of Agave
vs. Sugar
Calories Saved
(per cup basis)
Beverages (lemonade,
powdered beverages such as
Kool-Aid, etc.)
Use 1/2 to 2/3 cup of agave for
each cup of sugar (or 50% to
66% of the amount called for)
180 to 330 calories per cup
savings (23% to 42%)
Cooking (sauces, salad
dressings, etc.)
Use 1/2 cup of agave for each
cup of sugar (or 50% of the
amount called for)
330 calories per cup savings
(42%)
Baking (cakes, brownies,
cookies, etc.)
Use 2/3 cup of agave for each
cup of sugar (or 66% of the
amount called for)
180 calories per cup savings
(23%)
Canning (canned fruits,
jams, jellies, etc.
Use 1/2 cup of agave for each
cup of sugar (or 50% of the
amount called for)
330 calories per cup savings
(42%)

 

Agave Quick Facts

Key benefits of Agave, the Sweet, Satisfying and Sensible™ choice!

#1 Sweeter than Sugar... Agave is sweeter than sugar. In fact, it is 1.4 times sweeter than sugar so you use less to achieve the same level of sweetness.

#2 Saves Calories.... Agave can be used in all of your favorite recipes. Typically, you will substitute 1/2 cup of agave for every cup of sugar called for. Thus, agave saves between 25 to 40% in carbohydrate calories. In addition, the Inulin permits the reduction of fats in baked items which significantly reduces calories even further.

#3 Delicious Taste... Agave is a great-tasting, natural sweetener. It is even being used by restaurants in beverages and sauces and is preferred over sugar. It has even been kid-tested in Kool-Aid, Zucchini Bread and numerous other recipes without detection or rejection!

#4 Low Glycemic Index... Agave is a very low glycemic index food. It is approximately 13 on the glycemic index scale. Anything below 50 is considered to be in the low category, which is recommended for a healthy diet.

#5 More Satisfying & Great for Dieters... The combination of low GI and Inulin make agave a very satisfying sweetener. Unlike sugar, honey or high fructose corn syrup, agave does not spike blood sugar levels; thereby avoiding the highs and lows of sugar and corresponding cravings and over consumption associated with roller coaster blood sugar levels.

#6 Versatile & Easy to Cook With... Agave is highly soluble in hot or cold water, making it easy to work with in the kitchen. It is a wonderful sweetener for coffee, tea and cereal. It is also an amazing sweetener for cooking, canning and baking for jams, cakes, breads, salad dressing, desserts, cookies and sauces. In addition, the cookbook has a Sugar Exchange Table that shows how to use agave in any recipe — it truly is the "Complete Sugar Replacement™.

#7 Contains Calcium, Iron & Other Vitamins and Minerals.... Agave is a natural and organic certified product, derived from the root of the agave plant. The nectar is processed, in order to prevent fermentation, at temperatures that do not exceed 117° which is considered “raw” by most standards. Agave is not derived from an animal and is appropriate for a vegan diet. Due to its raw condition, agave retains its naturally occurring vitamins and minerals and has a particularly high concentration of calcium — 17% of daily requirements in one (1) tablespoon.

Have a question about agave sweetener? Read the agave Sweetener FAQ page here.

Blue Agave syrup is a 100% pure, natural sugar and syrup alternative harvested from the core of the Blue Agave plant. Agave syrup is low on the glycemic index, not causing the blood sugar spike that maple syrup or white sugar does. Organic Blue Agave is ideal for sweetening beverages like coffee and lemonade, or for topping oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, cereal and more. It is also great in smoothies, iced tea, or cocktails as it dissolves quickly in cold beverages. Try it wherever you would use sugar.Blue Agave has a Low Glycemic Index (GI), so it's slowly absorbed into the body, preventing spikes in blood sugar. Agave is 25% sweeter than sugar, so you can use less to achieve your perfect level of sweetness.No chemicals are used in the production of the syrup. It's organic, Fair Trade and kosher certified.
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Brand Wholesome!
GMO Free Yes
Certifications Kosher, USDA Organic

Use & Care

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Cook lower and slower: reduce the baking temperature by 25 degrees F and bake a little longer than if you were using cane sugar.

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