Agave Nectar | Organic Foods UK | Impact Foods International Ltd.
Agave Nectar | Organic Foods UK | Impact Foods International Ltd.

Agave Raw Nectar Syrup

Life is sweet. But it’s sweeter because agave nectar syrup is around—the raw, dark kind. In a world drowning in sugar and artificial sweeteners, people are looking for substitutes that are less evil, if not healthier. Agave nectar plays that role—the healthier substitute.

  • ORIGIN: Mexico
  • AVAILABLE AS: Syrup or Sugar
  • GOOD FOR : Anti-inflammatory and immune system-boosting properties, antimicrobial capability
  • NUTRITION : Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium
  • DIRECTIONS FOR USE : For every 1 1/2 cups of sugar, try using about 1 cup of agave.

What is it?

Agave nectar syrup, or “aguamiel” in Mexican which means “honey water,” comes from the agave plant which can be found growing in the deserts and volcanic soils of Southern Mexico. The plant is large and spiky, making it look like a cactus or yucca. However, it is not a cactus at all but a succulent much like an aloe vera. There are many varieties of agave—over 100 cultivars are currently in existence. Two of the popular kinds of agave used to make nectar include Blue Agave and Maguey Agave. Ferment it and you will have the popular drink, tequila. But for the Aztecs, this plant is more than just the equivalent of nectar or tequila. For thousands of years, they have used it as an important food and beverage ingredient, giving life and flavor to wherever they put it into.

What are the advantages of using organic raw agave nectar?

Compared to sugar and artificial sweeteners, agave is the better choice. There are many reasons that hugely favor agave.

Agave is low on glycemic index. Refined sugar is high in glucose which, when eaten, is easily absorbed into the bloodstream and overwhelms it. It gives a sudden rush of energy. However, when it begins to wear off, you will begin to crave more sugar until a vicious cycle is created. Agave, on the other hand, is low on glycemic index because it is high in fructose which is not processed in the bloodstream but in the liver.

Agave reduces your calorie-intake. Yes, agave has generally the same amount of calories as sugar. However, because agave is 1.5X sweeter than sugar, you won’t need to put as much as of it in your food or drink, helping you cut down on calories.

Agave contains key nutrients. Sugar has no nutritional value so it only makes your food and drink sweet and that’s it. But although in trace amounts, agave contains iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and Vitamins C, E, and K. These may help improve colon and gallbladder functions and blood clotting. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects.

Even good things turn bad when used or taken excessively. So, even though we know organic raw agave nectar is the better option than sugar, it is still advisable to use it in moderation.

What makes our agave nectar different?

Just like there are many reasons why we should go for agave instead of refined sugar, there are also many reasons why we believe our agave nectar is the best in the market. We also offer the syrup as a sugar.

We fairly employ skilled people who use the latest technology and equipment to harvest agave. After harvesting the core or “pina” of the agave plant, its juice is extracted mechanically and carefully filtered to get rid of the solid fibers.In order to break the inulin chains into fructose, the pure, extracted juice undergoes hydrolysis. Excess water is removed using a high vacuum evaporation. The extracted water doesn’t go to waste as it is re-used. Before the agave nectar syrup is finally bottled, the resulting carbohydrate is first concentrated.

The sap of agave goes through many processes in order to turn it into nectar—extraction, filtering, and heating to break down the carbohydrates into sugar. The number of processing of our agave nectar has been reduced. It has been filtered less and heated in temperatures under 118 degrees Fahrenheit which makes it raw, strong in flavor and its nutritional content intact.
Unlike other agave nectar which has been mixed with sugar, additives, preservatives and food coloring, our raw agave nectar is pure. It’s made from 100% pure agave extract
We offer raw agave nectar made from organic agave plants. Our soils are not tainted with any herbicides, fungicides, and other harmful chemicals and we have soil certifications to show for it. We have also used no pesticides on our plants at any time throughout their growth, harvesting, and processing. To prove this, we can show you the approval of EU organic certification bodies we are holding.
Because our organic blue agave nectar is pure, raw and organic—the result of skillful, sustainable and conscientious cultivation—our agave nectar also has a superior taste and quality. It has a smooth consistency and a strong flavor. It has none of the bitter aftertastes of artificial sweeteners so you can enjoy it in baked goods, waffles, pancakes, ice creams, smoothies and other delicious recipes.

Where and how much can we deliver?

Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic raw agave nectar in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.