ALL ABOUT AGAVE

The agave plant grows from the southwestern U.S. through the northern part of South America. It’s the same plant used to produce Tequila. 

The blue agave plant (Tequilana Weber) grows primarily in Mexico. The core of the plant contains Agamiel, the sweet substance used to produce Granulated Agamiel. While processing methods can vary, most involve enzymes and heat to convert agamiel into agave syrup. 

Granulated Agamiel is the natural sweet substance produced by hydrolysis of fructans and contains no food additives, starches, molasses, glucose, dextrin, fructose or other sugars from other sources.

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Granulated Agamiel vs. Regular Sugar – Less Calories

Granulated Agamiel is sweeter than regular sugar, which means that you can use less of it and get the same effect. It can be used as a ½ or 2/3 cups of granules as substitute of 1 cup of table sugar. Therefore, just for that, is saving you around 250+ calories. 

Granulated Cane Sugar has an average glycemic index in the high 60's, while Agave generally scores under 30. Foods with a glycemic index lower than 55 are considered low glycemic foods. Foods lower on the scale are less likely to trigger the body's mechanisms for fat storage. Many individuals on a diet or weight maintenance plan find that Agave is a healthier substitute for sugar.