Natural sugar, unrefined low glycemic index
Natural sweetener extracted from the sap of a cactus native to Mexico, Agave Nectar is the color of honey, but it is softer and less viscous than the latter. The Aztecs called him "honey water" ...
It is made of natural sugars, unrefined which gives specific nutritional qualities.
Note 100gr sugar = 400 kcal (100g agave syrup = 352 kcal)
To produce agave nectar, juice is extracted from the heart of the agave, called the piña when the plant is between 7 and 10 years. The juice is filtered and heated, to hydrolyze carbohydrates into sugars. The main carbohydrate is a complex form of fructose called inulin. The filtered juice, hydrolyzed concentrated to a syrup liquid a little thinner than honey and varying in color from light to dark depending on the degree of processing. The syrup contains naturally iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Its advantages? A neutral taste which makes it easy to use, specific nutritional qualities.