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A recent addition to the In The Raw®  line of all-natural sweeteners, Agave In The Raw® is a delicious, naturally occurring liquid sweetener that comes from the Blue Agave plant, native to Mexico. Our agave nectar is harvested from the center core of the blue agave plant and is 25% sweeter than refined white sugar, so a little bit tends to go a long way. Agave In The Raw is naturally a low glycemic food, which means it doesn’t cause the rapid spikes in blood sugar level caused by refined white sugar and many other sweeteners.

The Glycemic Index (GI) provides information about how a food may affect blood sugar and insulin. The lower a food's GI, the more slowly it impacts blood sugar. With a GI of 30, Agave In the Raw has a reduced impact on blood sugar compared to table sugar, which has a GI of around 65.  Do note, however, that agave nectar is still a caloric sweetener and provides 4 grams carbohydrate per teaspoon, so it should be treated similar to sugar for carbohydrate counting purposes.

Agave In The Raw® Frequently Asked Questions

Where does Agave In The Raw come from?

How can I use Agave In The Raw?

How many calories are in a serving of Agave In The Raw?

Is Agave In The Raw safe for people with diabetes?

What is the Glycemic Index?

What is the Glycemic Index value of Agave In The Raw?

Is Agave In The Raw organic?

Is Agave In The Raw kosher?

Agave In The Raw gluten-free?

Is Agave In The Raw Vegan?

What is the shelf-life of Agave In The Raw?

Does Agave In The Raw need to be refrigerated after opening?

Where does Agave In The Raw come from?
Agave In The Raw nectar is made from liquid harvested from the core of the Mexican Blue Agave, a plant resembling a cactus. The nectar is produced in Mexico and bottled in the USA.

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How can I use Agave In The Raw?
Agave In The Raw can be used in a wide variety of ways to naturally sweeten your favorite foods and beverages.  Its liquid form makes Agave In The Raw a natural alternative to syrup and honey and a delicious way to top pancakes, waffles, oatmeal and yogurt. It also works well to sweeten beverages – both hot and cold—because it, too, is liquid and blends easily. The properties of Agave In The Raw also make it a good substitute for sugar in many baking recipes because of its ability to brown and make baked goods moist. Visit www.agaveintheraw.com for delicious beverage, sauce and baking recipes, as well as helpful tips to ensure the best results when using Agave In The Raw to replace other sweeteners in your favorite recipes.

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How many calories are in a serving of Agave In The Raw?
A one tablespoon serving of Agave In The Raw contains 60 calories. It is 25% sweeter than refined white sugar so a little bit tends to go a long way. You may find you need less of it than other sweeteners to get the same desired sweetness.

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Is Agave In The Raw safe for people with diabetes?
Agave In The Raw is a low glycemic food. When used in combination with traditional carbohydrate counting, the Glycemic Index can be a useful tool to help people with diabetes improve their blood sugar control. There is no single diet plan that works universally for all people with diabetes, so it is always recommended to consult with a licensed healthcare professional or physician if you have a restricted diet or special dietary needs before using Agave In The Raw.

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What is the Glycemic Index?
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a measure of how much  carbohydrate-containing foods raise a person’s blood sugar. A food with a higher GI is digested more rapidly and raises blood sugar levels more than a food with a lower GI, which is broken down and enters the blood stream more gradually. Foods with a GI lower than 55 are considered Low Glycemic Index foods.

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What is the Glycemic Index value of Agave In The Raw?
The GI of Agave In The Raw is about 30.  A food with a GI value of 55 or below is considered a Low Glycemic Index food.

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Is Agave In The Raw organic?
Yes. Agave In The Raw is USDA certified organic by Quality Assurance International.

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Is Agave In The Raw kosher?
Yes. Agave In The Raw is certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union, a leader in global Kosher certification.

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Agave In The Raw gluten-free?
Yes. Agave In The Raw contains no gluten nor does it come into contact with glutinous products, such as wheat, during its manufacture. It is therefore safe for people with wheat allergies and celiac disease. It is always recommended to consult with a licensed healthcare professional or physician if you have a restricted diet or special dietary needs.

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Is Agave In The Raw Vegan?
Yes. Agave In The Raw is Vegan. It is an appropriate choice for people whose diet does not include any animal or animal by-products.  

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What is the shelf-life of Agave In The Raw?
Agave In The Raw has a 3 year shelf life when stored under normal room temperature conditions. Exposure to temperatures above 80 degrees F may cause the color of the product to darken but it is still safe to consume.

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Does Agave In The Raw need to be refrigerated after opening?
No. Agave In The Raw does not need to be refrigerated after opening when stored under normal room temperature conditions (up to 80 degrees). Exposure to temperatures above 80 degrees F may cause the color of the product to darken but it is still safe to consume.

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Client Q & A

Is Agave In The Raw safe for people with diabetes?

Agave In The Raw is a low glycemic food. When used in combination with traditional carbohydrate counting, the Glycemic Index can be a useful tool to help people with diabetes improve their blood sugar control.  Agave nectar is a caloric sweetener, however, and has a similar carbohydrate profile to sugar – 4 grams per teaspoon.  It is always recommended to consult with a licensed healthcare professional or physician if you have a restricted diet or special dietary needs.

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