About Agave Syrup Organic
Agave syrup, also known as maguey syrup or agave nectar, is a sweetener commercially produced from several species of agave, including Agave tequilana (blue agave) and Agave salmiana. This syrup contains 56% fructose and is low in glucose and therefore doesn’t spike blood sugar levels much. This gives the sweetener a low glycemic index.
Storage and shelf life
Store organic agave syrup in a dry and sealable food storage container – we recommend glass. Keep the container in a cool, dry and dark area out of the sun and heat. No need to refrigerate after opening.
Organic agave syrup, when properly stored, have a shelf life for up to 2 years.
Shipping and delivery
The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.
The product is delivered in glass jars. We are doing our part to close the loop towards circularity by offering this product in glass container with a deposit (Statiegeld) which can be refunded in full at our store for your next purchase.
The specific strain known as blue agave syrup is not recommended for people with fructose intolerance.
No other known allergens
Nutritional values per 100g
- of which saturated fats 0.1g
- of which sugars 75g
How to use
Agave syrup is almost 1.5 times sweeter than sugar, and may be substituted for sugar in recipes. Because it comes from a plant, it is widely utilised as an alternative to honey, for those following a vegan lifestyle, and is often added to some breakfast cereals as a binding agent.
Other interesting information
These syrups are sold in light, amber, dark, and raw varieties. The light syrup has a mild and almost neutral flavor, and is therefore sometimes used in delicate-tasting dishes and beverages. The amber syrup has a medium-intensity caramel flavor, and is used in dishes and drinks with stronger flavors. The dark syrup has even stronger caramel notes and imparts a distinct flavor to dishes, being used in some desserts, poultry, meat, and seafood dishes. Both amber and dark agave syrups are sometimes used “straight out of the bottle” as a topping for pancakes, waffles, and French toast. The dark version is unfiltered and therefore contains a higher concentration of the agave plant’s minerals.