ORGANIC BLUE AGAVE
A LOW-GLYCEMIC SWEETENER BURSTING WITH FLAVOR
Chefs are raving about its versatility and distinctive flavor. Health-conscious consumers love its low glycemic index. Environmental
advocates praise its organic, non-GMO labels and the sustainable
farming practices. And gastronomists are simply enjoying the way it
tastes, whether on pancakes or swirling in their strawberry margaritas.
Above: Organic blue agave plant. Archaeologists
believe that as far back as 9,000 years, indigenous
Mesoamericans chewed the agave fiber. Below: Piñas
SO WHAT IS THIS BLUE AGAVE SWEETENER?
It’s organic liquid nectar made from the blue agave plant grown in
Mexico. Pronounced “ah-gah-vay,” the
plant grows to 6 feet when its sugar is
ripe. It stores its sweetness in the piña,
a hard core that resembles a pineapple
after the plant’s leaves have been
trimmed away. Once the piña has
been crushed and milled, the juices are
heated and filtered, producing a sweet
nectar that is a perfect replacement for
conventional sugars and syrups.
Organic blue agave syrup metabolizes slowly, so
it doesn’t spike your blood sugar. It’s 25% sweeter
than sugar, so you don’t need to use as much and no
refrigeration is required. Those are just a few of the
reasons this great-tasting product produced by
Wholesome Sweeteners, the nation’s leader in Fair
Trade Certified™ organic and natural sweeteners, is
becoming so popular.
HOW TO USE
AND IT IS SUSTAINABLE AND
Organic blue agave supports a more sustainable
planet by offering organic, natural, non-GMO
products. Conventionally farmed agave is typically
distilled into tequila. Producers now have options to
farm organically and more sustainably. Growers can
sell their organic piñas to Wholesome Sweeteners at
a premium price, better supporting both themselves
and their local farming communities.
Use the syrup for baking,
sweetening beverages, pouring
on fresh fruit or as a tabletop
condiment. In addition, it’s a great
way to top off waffles, yogurt or
So roll out organic blue agave syrup at your next
brunch, or slip it into your next batch of scones.
FOR AN AGAVE SAMPLE, email
with Costco in the subject line.