Agave Nectar comes from the Agave plants that has long been cultivated in hilly, semi-arid soils of Mexico. Its fleshy leaves cover the pineapple-shaped heart of the plant, which contains a sweet sticky juice. Ancient Mexicans considered the plant to be sacred. They believed the liquid from this plant purified the body and soul. When the Spaniards arrived, they took the juices from the agave and fermented them, leading to the drink we now call tequila. Only recently has it come in use as a sweetener. Unlike the crystalline form of fructose, which is refined primarily from corn, Agave Nectar is sweet in its natural form. Agave syrup is four times sweeter than white sugar so consequently you use less.
- One teaspoon contains only 20 calories and 5.3 grams of carbohydrates.
- It is highly soluble and blends well in hot or cold liquid.
- Long shelf life and will add a longer shelf life to products made with Agave Syrup.
- Unlike sugar, Agave Syrup does not crystalize.
- The Agave Nectar oligo-organic contents help the well functioning of gall bladder. It also works against the blocking of arteries and veins due to high cholesterol levels.
- Agave Nectar enhances flavors, keeping the perfect flavor for a longer period of time.
- 100% All Natural.
- Pour over pancakes, waffles or blintzes.
- Drizzle over energy bars.
- Use to sweeten lemonade, teas, martinis and margaritas.
- Drizzle over cakes and pies.
- Add to hot or cold cereal.
- Drizzle over sweet bread.
- Use as a sweetener in baking cookies.
- Aid in making jellies, marmalades, etc.
- Pour over fruit, yogurt, and ice cream.
- Use in place of sugar or honey for marinades or dressings.
- Mix Agave Syrup with peanut butter to make a wonderful PB&J sandwich.
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