Agave plants are majestic perennials that have long been associated with folklore in Mexico. Besides agave syrup and inulin, these plants are also used for making tequila.
Agave grows in the arid regions of Mexico and requires no irrigation or fertilizer to thrive. Unlike other crops, agave’s tolerance of poor soil has made it a staple of the Native American diet for centuries. The plant stores its energy as inulin, rather than starch, so products made from agave often have tremendous intestinal health benefits as well as a low glycemic index.