Agave

YAAX offers Organic and Conventional Agave products from Mexico for Industrial and Retail applications.  Both bulk packaging and some private label options are available.  Agave is available as Syrup (or Nectar), Sweet Powder, and Inulin Powder.

While agave is best recognized as the plant from which tequila is made, it has also been used for thousands of years as an ingredient in food. The nectar made from the plant is known in Mexico as aguamiel, or "honey water."

Agave nectar or syrup is most often produced from the Blue Agaves that thrive in the volcanic soils of Southern Mexico. Agaves are large, spikey plants that resemble cactus or yuccas in both form and habitat, but they are actually succulents similar to the familiar Aloe Vera.

The Taste of Agave Nectar...

The taste of agave nectar is comparable, though not identical, to honey. Many people who do not like the taste of honey find agave a more palatable choice. It also has none of the bitter aftertaste associated with artificial sweeteners.

Natural Sweetener Alternative

Agave syrup is 1.4 to 1.6 times sweeter than sugar and is often substituted for sugar or honey in recipes. In cooking, it is commonly used as a vegan alternative to honey. Agave syrup dissolves quickly and so it can be used as a sweetener in beverages.

Health Promoting Properties

One of the most health-promoting properties of agave nectar is its favorable glycemic profile. Its sweetness comes primarily from a complex form of fructose called inulin. Fructose is the sugar that occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables. The carbohydrate in agave nectar has a low glycemic index, which provides sweetness without the unpleasant "sugar rush" and unhealthful blood sugar spike caused by many other sugars. Agave nectar is a delicious natural sweetener that can be used moderately - by dieters, some diabetics, and health conscious cooks - to replace high-glycemic and refined sugars.

Agave Syrup

Organic or Natural
Light or Dark
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Agave Powder

Organic Sweet Agave Powder

Inulin Powder

YAAX offers Inulin Powder (from Agave)

Agave Inulin is an organic prebiotic that belongs to the family of fibers known as fructans. It is a prebiotic fiber extracted from the agave plant, highly soluble and brings many health benefits. It is used as a source of soluble dietary fiber in beverages and functional foods. The beneficial bacteria that thrive in a prebiotic-rich gut help to fight the unhealthy bacteria thus reducing digestive problems and ensuring higher immunity against illnesses.  

Benefits of Agave Inulin:

  • Organic, Non-GMO, and Gluten Free
  • High Solubility
  • Prebiotic Fibers
  • Reduces Glycemic Response
  • Raises the Bifidobacterium
  • Improves Intestinal Transit
  • Helps Reduce Blood Cholesterol

Agave Inulin is used in many applications including Baking, Infant Food, Dietary Supplements, Beverages, Cereals, Granolas, Confections, and Animal Food.

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