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FDA Nutrition Label Changes: How They Affect Your Sweetener Choices

This year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made significant changes to nutrition label requirements, particularly in the labeling of carbohydrates. According to these mandatory label revisions, every nutrition label must list the amount of added sugars in the product it describes. This number is included in the “Total Sugars” line, a descriptor which replaces…
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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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