The stevia plant, a member of the chrysanthemum family, is native to the mountains of South America, where the Guarani people have been using its leaves to sweeten herbal teas for centuries. Today, stevia is grown in many countries outside of South America including China, India and South Korea, and is used to sweeten food [...]
Whole Earth Sweetener Agave 50 is most easily substituted for liquid sugars since it's already in liquid form and the difference in moisture will usually be negligible. Because of its lower glycemic index, Whole Earth Sweetener Agave 50 makes an excellent substitute for many natural and refined liquid sugars, including: honey, maple syrup, brown rice [...]
Whole Earth Sweetener Agave 50, which includes agave nectar and stevia extract, has a medium amber color. The lighter syrups undergo less heating and a more thorough filtration to produce a more mildly flavored product that is neutral enough to be used in many culinary applications. The darker syrups are filtered less, and the solids [...]
The core (pina) of the agave plant is harvested and sap is extracted, filtered, and heated at a low temperature, which breaks down the carbohydrates into sugars. Lighter and darker varieties of agave nectar are made from the same plants, but final color varies due to filtration and the agave's natural color.
The agave plant is a large, spiky plant that resembles cactus or yuccas in both form and habitat. There are more than 100 species, but due to blue agave's high carbohydrate content (which results in a high percentage of fructose in the final nectar), blue agave is the preferred species for producing nectar for consumption.
The ingredients in Whole Earth Sweetener Agave 50 are organic agave nectar, water and organic stevia leaf extract.
Whole Earth Sweetener Agave 50 is a great-tasting liquid sweetener with a low glycemic index made from the blue agave plant.