Organic Nectars premium agave syrup is a delicious plant-based, all-natural, unrefined, chemical-free, gluten-free sweetener that's certified organic, vegan and non-dairy kosher, AND is low glycemic, making it suitable for people monitoring their sugar. This natural liquid sweetener is made purely from the extract of the Mexican agave plant.
A typical serving is 1 teaspoon, which contains 20 calories, 5 grams of total carbs, 0 grams of fat and 0 grams protein. Our agave is sweeter than sugar, so 1/2 to 2/3 cup will replace 1 cup of sugar. Organic Nectars Agave Nectar has approximately 1/3 the glycemic index of sugar, making it suitable for many diabetics and others watching their sugar intake.
The glycemic index indicates how much the blood sugar increases 2-3 hours after food consumption. Most carbs are metabolized into the simple carbohydrate glucose, which in the glycemic index concept is arbitrarily assigned a value of 100.