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Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Raw Blue Agave, 44 Ounce Bottle (Pack of 2)
- Pack of 2, 44 ounce bottle (88)
- A perfect multi-purpose sweetener for beverages, fresh fruit and general table-top use
- Sweet, mild nectar is 25% sweeter than sugar
- Glycemic index of 39 or less; Natural sweetness without the blood sugar spike
- Specially produced at low temperatures and mildly filtered, it has a full, natural flavor
- Organic, sustainably harvested without chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, and pesticides
- Non-GMO - No genetically modified organisms
- Gluten Free, Vegan & Kosher
- Fairtrade to support farmers and their families around the world
- Low Glycemic - won't spike blood sugar
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Raw organic blue agave is not chemically processed as some have indicated. It is the pure juice from the blue agave plant. The juice is extracted by stripping the leaves of the plant, then chopping up the bulbous base of the plant which is heated to no more than 118° to get the juice flowing. The actual extraction is accomplished through centrifugal force and the juice obtained is then bottled. (I should mention there are other processes that can be used which would entail heating to a higher temperature, but which still results in juice without additives--although any natural enzymes would be killed at higher heat.) Blue agave has a glycemic index of 11 as compared to sugar which is 68-85. Calories are the same as sugar but it takes half as much to three quarters as much agave to be as sweet as sugar, meaning less calories for the same sweetness.
Compare this process to how High Fructose Corn Syrup is made.Read more ›
As for price, you cannot beat the price here on Amazon! I order this two pack for the price of 8 bottles at Whole Foods. Try a smaller bottle from WF and if you like it, come back here to Amazon to save BIG.
Agave nectar has a low-glycemic index for one reason only: it's largely made of fructose, which although it has a low-glycemic index, is probably the single most damaging form of sugar when used as a sweetener. With the exception of pure liquid fructose, agave nectar has the highest fructose content of any commercial sweetener.
All sugar -- from table sugar to HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup) to honey -- contains some mixture of fructose and glucose. Table sugar is 50/50, HFCS is 55/45. Agave nectar is a whopping 90 percent fructose, almost -- but not quite -- twice as high as High Fructose Corn Syrup!!!!
Based on the labeling, I could picture native peoples creating their own agave nectar from the wild agave plants. Surely, this was a traditional food, eaten for thousands of years. Sadly, it is not.
Native Mexican peoples do make a sort of sweetener out of the agave plant. It's called miel de agave, and it's made by boiling the agave sap for a couple of hours. Think of it as the Mexican version of authentic Canadian maple syrup.
But this is not what agave nectar is. According to one popular agave nectar manufacturer, "Agave nectar is a newly created sweetener, having been developed in the 1990s." In a recent article now posted on the Weston A. Price foundation's website, Ramiel Nagel and Sally Fallon Morell write,
Agave "nectar" is not made from the sap of the yucca or agave plant but from the starch of the giant pineapple-like, root bulb. The principal constituent of the agave root is starch, similar to the starch in corn or rice, and a complex carbohydrate called inulin, which is made up of chains of fructose molecules.Read more ›
I would recommend this to anyone who uses sugar and would like to try an alternative to table sugar.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Something different and tasty to put on pancakes and waffles...as the saying goes...."Try it, you'll like it....."Published 1 month ago by JOHN F.
I got this for acai bowls that I wanna start having in the am. This tastes great.Published 1 month ago by Jandy K. Young
My favorite Sweetener! Great tasting sweetener. Nice dark color and I love the fact that it is organic. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary S
I stopped at my local health store because we needed Agave. I scanned this into the Amazon app to compare the price and it was nearly a third of the price. Read morePublished 12 months ago by B. Busch
1.) Agave has been delisted and banned by the Glycemic Research Institute of Washington DC because serious side effects were observed in clinical trials.
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