Agave Nectar, Amber Quart – Organic
1 qt jug $16.45
Amber Agave Nectar
Agave nectar has trended in recent years as a great substitute for maple syrup, honey, corn syrup and other refined liquid sugars because of its low glycemic index. Since amber agave nectar is unprocessed, it retains vitamins and minerals lost in processed sugars. The pure sweetener will not raise blood sugar levels, making it a great substitute for diabetics and those with hypoglycemia.
Agave nectar is made from the juice (or sap) of the agave salmiana and is harvested from live plants in the high desert of Central Mexico. The organic and pure nectar comes in four varieties: light, amber, dark and raw – and has a liquid consistency. The difference is how each is filtrated.
- Light agave nectar is the mildest form with little-to-no flavor, whereas amber and dark agave syrup have a stronger, more caramel-like flavor.
- Amber nectar is the most similar to honey, however less sticky. It’s a great substitute for vegans wishing to not eat any animal byproducts.
The subtle maple/caramel flavor of amber agave nectar makes it a great seasoning for poultry, meat and seafood dishes. It is used similarly to brown sugar, maple syrup and molasses and can be added to barbecue sauces, stews, spaghetti sauces and meat glazes. Consider amber nectar for your breakfast dishes as well, drizzling on pancakes, waffles, French toast, yogurt and oatmeal; or even teas and coffee because the liquid dissolves quickly and easily.