Organic agave syrup is a golden amber liquid with a high percentage of fructose. It is used primarily for sweetening in table syrups, ice cream, beverages and baked goods.
Organic agave syrup is produced from the juice of the piña from the azul variety of the agave tequilana plant, commonly called blue agave. This medium-colored, golden amber syrup is truly a labor of love with piñas taking approximately seven years to grow before they can be harvested by the jimadors (agave farmers).
Agave syrup naturally contains a high percentage of fructose. It functions as a sweetener, slight binder, and browning agent in applications like granola, biscuits, bread, sauces, ice cream and yogurt. It is especially popular in flavored table and beverage syrups and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Agave syrup is also sometimes known as agave nectar.