- Organic, plant-derived (produced from the blue agave plant)
- Lower glycaemic index (GI) than ordinary table sugar
- About 30% sweeter than table sugar
- Suitable for diabetics
- A vegan alternative to honey
- Dissolves quickly & easily; a great sweetener for hot or cold drinks
Recipe for Agave Lime Marinade:
- 3 cloves garlic
- 5 small chives
- 4-5 fresh mint leaves
- ⅓ cup Health Connection Raw Organic Agave Syrup
- 2 to 3Tbsp fresh juice from organic limes
- ¼ cup organic soy sauce
- Chop the garlic & chives.
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor & blend until smooth.
- Allow the marinade to sit about 30 minutes before using.
- Makes a delicious & tangy summer braai marinade!
Raw organic agave syrup
11 out of 12 people would recommend this product01/01/2019, By Toni8 Reasons to Avoid Agave Nectar
Contrary to popular belief, agave is not made from the dried sap of the agave plant. Rather it is made from the starchy root bulb. Not that a natural agave syrup made from the sap is indeed made in Mexico. However, it is very expensive and not widely available.
Conversion of the starchy agave root bulb into “nectar” requires a highly chemicalized and industrialized process. This method uses genetically modified enzymes. The process is very similar to the production of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
Amber colored agave nectar is made by burning the fructose (above 140F) as it is being refined. There is no gourmet quality to it and it certainly does not contain more minerals that the clear, light agave syrup. Blue agave is no better either.
Agave nectar is not raw even if labeled as such. Perhaps the reason is that the heat required to produce agave is below pasteurization temperature (161F) which then allows a misleading, untruthful “raw” label via a USDA loophole. Similar deceit is used by Organic Valley in the labeling of some of its cheeses which are labeled raw but, in fact, are not raw cheese at all.
As consumers are becoming more aware of the problems with agave, manufacturers are starting to use “chicory syrup” instead. Be on alert for agave labeled this way to purposely mislead and deceive.26/10/2018, By JessicaI like this product a lot. I love Honey but am being mindful so I thought to try out other products. This is very sweet so you don't need to use a lot (a little goes a long way) and it tastes yummy. I am picky about tastes and was worried it would taste funny but it basically tastes like sugar. Nothing weird about it at all, will def use again :)12/07/2018, By Veggie-KraaiBeautiful clean sweet sweet taste, personally for me its very sweet which help so i use very little in my smoothies and porridge, its delicious - no horrible after "fake" taste, definitely will buy again11/07/2018, By KateGreat product! Very pleased. Not too sweet, great consistency.11/06/2018, By LilaUse this all the time as an alternative for sugar when making goodies to satisfy my sweet tooth.19/03/2018, By YvetteThis organic agave syrup is really really delicious15/02/2018, By NosiphoBetter than honey, honestly.28/12/2017, By natashaLove this product as really try hard to not use honey :-) and the service I receive from faithful to nature is always SUPERB!!!29/09/2017, By CarlyI would recommend this product. Its the best priced organic agave I can find. Great service from FTN as well. Same day delivery for free
:)09/08/2017, By thefastedplantFor someone with a sweet-tooth, this somewhat disappears and doesn't even taste sweet but I noticed that when I replaced table sugar and other sweeteners with agave syrup, I noticed how sweet it is. It's my absolute favourite - it works with everything, and especially my oats bowls with coconut milk11/07/2017, By Jane HVery easy to use - easier than honey. I have it every morning on my oats with cinnamon18/03/2016, By SusanI use this with all my smoothies i make. It really has an amazing taste and not so sweet as honey.
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