There are over 100 species of Agave cactus in Mexico, of which the blue agave is the only one allowed for use in tequila production and also the only agave used to make this Premium Amber Agave Nectar. Blue Agave is higher in fructose-producing carbohydrates than other types of agave and is considered to be the finest agave in the world. Organic agave syrup is a natural product that can sweeten any type of beverage or food. To produce organic agave syrup, juice is expressed from the core of the plant, and this juice is then finely filtered to create a light-colored agave syrup. Tasting like a cross between honey and maple syrup, it dissolves easily and is the perfect sweetener to naturally enhance any food or beverage. Use it as a replacement for dates, honey, sugar, maple syrup, or other ingredients. Because of its low glycemic index it is acceptable for people with diabetes and hyperglycemia.
Processing: Our Agave is a Wild Maguey (Salmiana Variety). It is wild crafted, certified organic and organically processed at low temperature. Our supplier works closely with the Indigenous association of Ixmiquilpan, and have met the growers in person and seen their operation. The growers do not produce tequila they run a small-scale operation producing only Agave Syrup. Our agave is raw - it is vacuum evaporated at 45ºC and a certified organic, vegan enzyme is used to break down the sugars. It contains 70-75% fructose unlike the Blue Webber variety, which can have fructose levels as high as 90%.