Monthly Archives: June 2017

Blue Agave Vs Agave

Blue agave versus agave. What’s the difference? Where Agave Comes From Agave nectar and blue agave nectar are both derived from the agave plant, a type of succulent that grows in hot, dry environments all over the world. But each type of nectar comes from a different species of agave plant. Not all agave nectars…
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4 Benefits of Inulin You Didn’t Know

Inulin is the multitasker of functional ingredients. While its main purpose in food products is increasing fiber levels, there are many of benefits of inulin. Intestinal health enhancement? Check. Calorie reduction? Check. Fat replacement? Check. Prebiotic properties? Check. Let’s take a closer look at four documented health benefits of inulin as a functional ingredient. Inulin…
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What Is Agave?

If you asked this question ten years ago, most people wouldn’t have known the answer. However, the growing popularity of tequila and organic sweeteners have introduced many people to the agave plant. Agave (pronounced ah-GAH-vay) is actually a succulent, part of the lily (amaryllis) family. Cultivating agave is a seedless process. Rather than planting seeds,…
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10 Agave Facts You Didn’t Know

Agave syrup is a popular natural sweetener with everyone from commercial food producers to moms looking for sugar alternatives. Many people know agave syrup as the dash of sweetness in their morning coffee or their reliable sugar substitute for baked goods or other recipes. But fewer people know how agave is grown or what its…
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