Organic Agave syrup

Organic Agave syrup

Organic Agave syrup

For specific product inquiries, we would like to point out that our minimum order quantity per product is 750 kg.

Use

The plant sap obtained becomes agave syrup, which in turn serves as a natural sweetener for all kinds of food.More…

Harvest

All year.More…

Production

Agavendic juice is obtained from the plant juices of agaves.More…

Flavor

Strongly sweetening, like caramel.More…

Origin

The production takes place traditionally in Mexico.More…

Yield

The raw juice is obtained from the agave hearts, the so-called piñas. Agave hearts weigh up to 30-40 kg.More…

Sustainability

Due to the long transport distances, the import of agave syrup is not exactly advantageous in terms of the ecological balance. However, production in Mexico, the country of production, should also be examined in order to assess the value and sustainability of agave syrup. The cultivation of agaves means jobs that are urgently needed. Agaves are increasingly cultivated in certified organic farms, which ultimately benefits the environment again. Agaves also supply other recyclable materials such as plant fibres.More…

Special feature

Agavendic juice has a very low glycemic index and is the lowest on the sweetener scale.More…

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Use

In the vegan diet, agave syrup is valued as an alternative to honey. Organic agave syrup is heated as little as necessary to preserve the valuable ingredients. It has this characteristic in common with honey. Agave syrup tastes good in drinks, a few drops round off savory dishes. It is suitable for the production of dressings and tastes good with pancakes and waffles. Desserts give Agave syrup its typical aroma and appealing color.

Production

Agave syrup, also known as agave syrup, is a natural product from the plant juices of agaves. It is extracted from Mexican agaves and produced in Mexico. Agaves belong to the asparagus family. All agaves have one thing in common: they grow very old and it often takes decades before they flower. However, they only bloom once. The plant dies soon afterwards, the seeds from the inflorescence provide offspring.

Agaves are robust and less susceptible to diseases and pests. They thrive on almost any soil and their roots are able to extract water from deeper layers. Agaves tolerate heat well, but constant severe cold and waterlogging damage them.

To obtain agave syrup, the leaves of the plant are removed and the juice is pressed from the agave heart, the so-called “piña”.

Origin

We source our organic agave syrup from Mexico. As with all our projects and every product, sustainable, resource-conserving production is important to us. Fair trade is an indispensable part of our company philosophy. Together with our business partners, we make sure that all requirements of organic certified production are met.

Sustainability

Like many overseas products, agave syrup is a frequent cause for criticism. Those who only reflect on the life cycle assessment on the basis of transport routes may not even be wrong. However, all the circumstances of cultivation and production must be considered. The cultivation of agaves and the production of agave syrup is a valuable contribution to the livelihood of the local population. Agaves can also be used in many ways. The locals love roasted flower buds and agave leaves. Tequila, an important export good, is distilled from the juice of the agaves. Last but not least, agaves are valuable fibre suppliers. Widely known is the sisal agave, which gave the name to the natural products of the same name.

Harvest

The variety Agave tequilana is particularly suitable for the production of agave syrup. The thick leaves of the agave are removed during the harvest. The agave hearts are collected and pressed in the processing plants. The sap is filtered and then heated. This process converts the multiple sugars it contains into simple sugars. The next step is to thicken the juice to syrup consistency. It remains somewhat more liquid than honey, its colour can range from almost crystal clear to yellowish to a light brown tone.

Geschmack

Agave syrup is very sweet, its taste is clearly reminiscent of caramel.

Yield

During production, the juice is thickened, i.e. the quantity is reduced. Exact figures for the entire production are not available because the yield of this natural product fluctuates. Demand also regulates the cultivation and extraction of agave syrup.

Special feature

It is four Mexican states that share the production of agave syrup for the most part: Jalisco, Michoacán, Tamaulipas and Guanajuato.

Product features

Nutritional table

EnergieEnergy
312 kcal | 1308 kJ
KohlenhydrateCarbohydrates
75 g
davon Zuckerthereof Sugar
75 g
FettFat
0,9 g
gesättigte Fettsäurensaturated fatty acids <0,1 g Protein Protein
0,1 g
BallaststoffeDietary fiber <0,5 g Salz Salt
0,03 g

Nutritional value may vary in natural products.

Note

IBC Fass/KanisterIBC drum/canister
Kühl und trocken lagernKeep cool and dry
Min. 12 Monate ab ProduktionsdatumMin. 12 months from production date