Madhava's Agave nectar is a pure and natural sweetener made from the natural juice (aguamiel) of the agave. It is harvested from plants in the high desert region of Central Mexico, where a wealth of the plants grow wild. Agave Nectar is very versatile, suitable for any sweetening use. And, it has both organic and Kosher certification, is gluten and allergen free, and has a low Glycemic Index of 32. This is significant because limiting glucose consumption is a vital concern for many people. The light variety has a wonderfully mild and pleasant flavor that enhances anything it sweetens. It is ideal for coffee, tea, fruit "smoothies", and baked goods.This pure, unrefined sweetener is a great-tasting, economical alternative to all other sweeteners, granular or liquid, perfect for all around use. Madhava's Agave Nectar has a long, stable shelf life and will not solidify. It pours quickly even when cold, blends and dissolves readily in all foods. It has approx 1.4 times the sweetening power of white sugar. Also, Madhava's Agave Nectar's mild flavor is very consistent which makes it a very dependable ingredient in recipes. For baking, its moisture retention properties are comparable to those of honey. Bakers also may notice that agave adds a silky, smooth texture to their goods and better definition existing natural flavors.