Organic Blue Agave
Chefs are raving about its versatility and distinctive flavor. Health conscious consumers love its low glycemic index. Environmental advocates praise its organic, non-GMO labels and the sustainable farming practices. And gastronomists are simply enjoying the way it tastes, whether on pancakes or swirling in their strawberry margaritas.
SO WHAT IS THIS BLUE AGAVE SWEETENER?
It’s organic liquid nectar made from the blue agave plant grown in Mexico. Pronounced “ah-gah-vay,” the plant grows to 6 feet when its sugar is ripe. It stores its sweetness in the piña, a hard core that resembles a pineapple after the plant’s leaves have been trimmed away. Once the piña has been crushed and milled, the juices are heated and filtered, producing a sweet nectar that is a perfect replacement for conventional sugars and syrups.
Organic blue agave syrup metabolizes slowly, so it doesn’t spike your blood sugar. It’s 25% sweeter than sugar, so you don’t need to use as much and no refrigeration is required. Those are just a few of the reasons this great-tasting product produced by Wholesome Sweeteners, the nation’s leader in Fair Trade Certified™ organic and natural sweeteners, is becoming so popular.
HOW TO USE BLUE AGAVE
Use the syrup for baking, sweetening beverages, pouring on fresh fruit or as a tabletop condiment. In addition, it’s a great way to top off waffles, yogurt or ice cream.
AND IT IS SUSTAINABLE AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE
Organic blue agave supports a more sustainable planet by offering organic, natural, non-GMO products. Conventionally farmed agave is typically distilled into tequila. Producers now have options to farm organically and more sustainably. Growers can sell their organic piñas to Wholesome Sweeteners at a premium price, better supporting both themselves and their local farming communities.
So roll out organic blue agave syrup at your next brunch, or slip it into your next batch of scones.