Agave syrup is a concentrated juice of the agave cactus. It has a soft, neutral taste and color. Its density is about somewhere in the middle between the thinner and thicker syrup. Agave syrup is a very versatile help.
Agave syrup - 100% natural sweetener with low calorie and low glycemic index, suitable for diet and for diabetics
Agave syrup is a natural Mexican sweetener based on fructose. Agave plant is a traditional part of Americas Southwest and Mexican diet for centuries. Native Mexicans call agave "Mexican tree of life and abundance". They first produced paper from its leaves and sewing needles from sharp thorns. The ancient Aztecs considered agave plant sacred and believed that the juice that flows out after being cut from the leaves and roots of plants, cleanse the body and soul. Later, Spanish conquerors used the plant as they wished: they fermented agaves sweet juice and make tequila.
Agave syrup is actually concentrated juice from agave. Raw juice of the agave is regularly collected from wild cactuses growing in central Mexico. This is usually the job of Native Americans. First, you need to cut the top of the plant resembling pineapple and take out its middle. A stone is put on its hollow. Cactus releases a juice which is collected for a few days in the hollowed center. Milk-colored juice is then removed from each plant individually. The juice is high in polyfructose or inulin, which changes during mild thickening without use of any chemicals into fructose. Agave Nectar Bio nebio comes from a certified organic, which means it has been prepared from untreated plants growing in industries unaffected by the country and in its manufacture were not used any chemicals.
- Compared to sugar it has half calories. With its low glycemic index does not increase blood sugar levels as quickly as sugar
- The juice has a high content of polyfructose (inulin), which is converted to simple sugar fructose, without using chemicals.
- It is a source of saponins, which have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. They are especially suitable for the treatment of cuts and bruises.
- It acts as prevention of cardio-vascular diseases, can clean the blood vessels and prevents clogging of arteries due to high cholesterol. It improves the process of hematopoiesis and the absorption of some nutrients (eg. Calcium).
- It strengthens the immune system and protects against colon cancer, keeps the digestive system clean and supports healthy intestinal microflora.
- It is easy to digest, helps with proper functioning of gallbladder, digestion of fats.
Agave syrup is not only healthy, but also tasty and versatile sweetener. It is an excellent compliment to honey, maple syrup and other natural sweeteners. It has lower viscosity like honey, and therefore is easier to mixed with food. Pleasant taste (resembling maple syrup) highlighting original food flavor. Nectar can be used in fruit salads, yoghurt, cereal and flakes, pancakes and waffles, to sweeten tea or coffee, soft drinks and fruit drinks. It is suitable for salad dressings, marinades and barbecue mixtures. It is an excellent sweetener of herbal teas (compared to white sugar).
Agave syrup can be substituted for white sugar in practically any dish. Replace the required quantity of sugar with 3/4 amount of agave nectar. Its ability to bind moisture and prevention of drying out stands out when its used for baking. Agave nectar has extra long life and can be stored for up to 3 years without converting into sugar.
Agave syrup is also suitbale for a diet, it's a great sweetener for people with higher weight or diabetics. If you need to lose weight, and you have a sweet tooth, try agave juice. It's enough to consume 50 ml of this nectar daily. It is very sweet because of its high proportion of fructose, which makes blood glucose rise slower (has a low glycemic index 22).
The juice also helps to reduce blood sugar levels and thus becomes a source of energy for a longer period. Therefore it is popular among people as a supplement to a healthy diet and also helps to increase athletic performance (especially for endurance sports) because it supplies energy throughout exercise and helps to burn way more calories.
|Nutrition Facts||100 g|
|Energy||1260 kJ/ 297 kcal|
|from which saturated fats||0 g|
|from which sugars||71 g|
100% natural agave nectar.
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