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FAQ's

  • What is Madhava Organic Agave Nectar?

    Madhava Organic Agave Nectar is an all-natural, organic, Non-GMO Project Verified sweetener made from the natural juice (aguamiel) of the agave plant.

    Our agave is organically grown and sustainably farmed in the Sierra Madres region of Mexico. The heart of the plant is pressed to extract the agave juice. The juice is then filtered to remove any plant debris. Once filtered, the juice is heated to approximately 140 degrees to achieve the sweet nectar. The nectar is then filtered again to produce the varying flavor profiles.


    No other ingredients are added during processing.

  • How do I substitute Organic Agave Nectar for refined sugar in my recipes?

    Madhava Organic Agave Nectar is a great substitute for sugar in most recipes. Agave is 1.4 times sweeter than sugar so you can use less in your recipes and still have a great sweet flavor.


    In general, 2/3 cup of agave will replace 1 cup of sugar. Reduce your liquids by 1/4 cup. To prevent overbrowning of baked treats, reduce your oven temperature by 25 degrees and increase baking time by one minute for every 15 minutes of baking time.


    If you need any additional help with recipe substitutions, please email us your recipe so we can give you a personal recommendation. We'd love to hear from you!

  • How does Agave Nectar compare to sugar?

    Agave Nectar is a low glycemic index sweetener containing a higher amount of fructose than granulated table sugar. Fructose occurs naturally in foods we eat every day, especially fruits and vegetables.


    For example, one tablespoon of agave nectar contains the same amount of fructose found in one large apple or 1 cup of grapes.  (USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/)

    Madhava Organic Light Agave Nectar
    Sugar Profile

    Table Sugar Profile

     

    Fructose

    66.63%

    Fructose

    50%

    Dextrose (Glucose)

    7.62%

    Dextrose (Glucose)

    50%

    Sucrose

    0.92%

     

     

    Mannitol

    0.12%

     

     

    Inulin

    0.14%

     

     

    Other Carbs

    0.38%

     

     

    Water

    24.2%

     

     

  • Where does Agave Nectar fall on the Glycemic Index?

    The Glycemic Index (GI) of Madhava’s Organic Agave Nectar is 17. Agave offers a lower GI alternative to granulated table sugar, which has a GI of 68. This is important for those who wish to achieve better control of their blood glucose levels and can be a helpful tool for diabetics when planning their diets. Foods with a low GI value raise blood glucose levels less than foods with a higher GI.


    As with any sweetener, or any other food, agave should be consumed in moderate amounts. Balance and moderation are key to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

    For more information on the Glycemic Index please click here.

  • Does Madhava Organic Agave Nectar contain allergens?

    Madhava Organic Agave Nectar is organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, dairy free, vegan, tree nut free, peanut free, soy free, and gluten free.

  • What is the difference between Madhava Organic Light, Raw and Amber Agave Nectar?

    All three varieties of our Agave Nectar are USDA certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and are all of equal sweetness.


    Our Organic Light Agave is mild and pleasant; it adds sweetness without flavor making it ideal for hot and cold beverages, baking, and desserts. It is a perfect substitute for sugar.


    Our Organic Raw Agave is a perfect all-purpose sweetener. It can be used for cooking, baking, and general everyday use. Mildly filtered and produced at temperatures below 118°F, our Organic Raw Agave is the perfect sweetener for natural and raw food enthusiasts.


    Our Organic Amber Agave has a subtle maple-like flavor making it a delicious addition to entrees, sauces, roasted meat, and many other dishes. It is a great substitute for brown sugar, maple syrup or molasses.

  • What is the shelf life of Madhava Organic Agave Nectar? Is refrigeration required?

    All Madhava Natural Sweeteners' products are guaranteed to remain fresh until the "best buy" date printed on the container. It is best to keep our products at room temperature, no refrigeration is required.

  • Is your packaging BPA Free?

    Yes, all of our packaging is BPA Free.

 

 

 

Agave Nectar Facts
Did you Know?
Until the 1980's, the ink used for U.S. Dollars was a product of the Agave Salmiana.
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