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more About Agave Nectar

More About Agave Nectar

Learn About Agave Nectar

Xagave is a Premium Blend of Agave Nectar derived from organic Agave Salmiana (White Agave) and organic inulin from Agave Tequilana (Blue Agave). This combination results in the highest quality nectar with the best taste, best Cooking Qualities and the most Health Benefits of any nectar on the market; making our nectar the perfect sweetener for all of your cooking, canning, and baking needs. Your foods will taste better while saving calories and our nectar can be simply exchanged for sugar or honey in any of your favorite recipes (see Sugar Exchange Table). Our agave nectar is perfect for everyday use in coffee, tea and cereal as a natural and healthy substitute for sugar, brown sugar and honey. Avoid “spiking” your blood sugar levels with this naturally low Glycemic Index Food (approximately 30) and feel the difference. Our nectar contains no artificial additives or artificial sweeteners and is processed at very low temperatures that qualify it as a raw food. Organic & Kosher certified, we are 100% confident that you will not only taste but feel the difference. We encourage you to try this great tasting, versatile and healthy sugar substitute for yourself and see why Xagave is “The Complete Sugar Replacement” that is right for you and your family.

History of Agave Nectar

History of Agave Nectar

Archeological findings show that the various species of the agave plant is used by various people in Mexico for more than 9,000 years.  From being used in beverages and as food condiments to fiber in ropes and clothing, agave has become a treasured plant for the ancients providing them with their needs. Usually mistaken as cacti, the agave plant is a subspecies of the class of plants known as Liliopsida or subclass Liliidae. In layman’s terms, it is actually a lily. The plant takes 5 to 8 years to mature before its nectar can be harvested. Today, the mention of agave nectar brings to mind “tequila” as the nectar from the plant Agave Tequilana is used in the making of tequila for more than 150 years. Unknown to many, agave nectar also makes for a great tasting versatile sweetener that can be used in lieu of sugar, honey, maple syrup and engineered sweeteners like sucralose and aspartame. In the past few years, agave has become the preferred sweetener by many for being healthy and natural. Out of more than 200 to 300 different species of agave plants, Xagave agave nectar is a blend of two varieties. While most agave nectars in the market are from Agave Tequilana (also known as Blue Agave) Xagave derives the organic inulin from these and blends these with nectar from Agave Salmiana (White Agave) What results is the best tasting, most healthy agave nectar in the market today.

How Xagave Agave Nectar is Made

How Xagave Agave Nectar is Made.

The nectar of both blue and white agave plants are extracted from the root or bulb of the plant. The extraction process for both plants are very different. For Agave Tequilana, the root is dug up from the ground and cut from the rest of the plant. It is then ground and the pulp ran through water which extracts the fibrous materials (fructans). This water and fructans mix is then is then heated to break down the fructans to sugars fructose and glucose. For Agave Salmiana or white agave, the nectar can’t be extracted till the plant matures and flowers. The agave flower grows eight to ten feet in height.  Just before the flower begins to grow, the stem which resembles a beam of wood is cut off at its base and the plant is milked of its nectar for several months. The extracted nectar is then distilled in a vacuum container at temperatures below 118 degrees Fahrenheit to reduce it to the right brix levels while keeping it raw.

Health Benefits of Xagave Agave Nectar

Health Benefits of Xagave Agave Nectar

Agave nectar unlike any other sweetener  has a lot of health benefits. Two of the health benefits of Xagave which makes it the preferred sweetener by many is its low Glycemic Index (30 to 35) and significant calorie savings. Xagave, unlike other agave nectar brands is also low on Fructose, and contains calcium, iron, inulin as well as vitamins and minerals. Inulin which is found in Xagave agave nectar is a water soluble dietary fiber that can strengthen the immune system, moderate blood sugar levels, improve digestive health, improve regularity, enhance calcium absorption, increase bone density and reduce the risk of colon cancer. Xagave is the only agave nectar in the market that uses a proprietary mix of blue and white agave nectar that has the health benefits of both. For more information about the health benefits of Xagave please visit our Agave Nectar Health Benefits Page.

Different Agave Nectar Colors

Agave Nectar Colors

There are several brands of agave nectar in the market today. These brands are either from blue or white agave. The way the nectar is processed also brings about different colors of agave nectar from light, medium amber to a dark syrup. Each of these taste different and have an appropriate use or application. Of the three, light syrup from white agave is the cleanest tasting. The darker the agave nectar, the more processed it is and is not really more healthy. Xagave is both organic and raw meaning that it is grown without the use of unnatural pesticides and fertilizers and is not heated above 117 degrees Fahrenheit which keep it rich in enzymes,  These enzymes from agave nectar are important for good digestion and vitality. Xagave is produced from organic certified  fields and are processed in USDA organic certified facilities. Xagave is 1.4 to 1.5 times sweeter than sugar which allows one to use less of it to achieve delicious sweetness.