Ingredient tabsDescription Agave syrup is a natural sweetener produced from the piña of the Blue Agave plant. Ciranda carries both light and dark agave syrups, each of which has a low glycemic index of approximately 17. Light syrup is golden in color with a slight agave flavor. Dark syrup is amber in color with a more pronounced agave flavor. Applications Application Functionality Dairy/non-dairy frozen dessert Sweetness Freeze point depression Bars Humectant Sweetness Beverages Sweetness Cereal Binding - slight Sweetness Confectionary Browning Sweetness Bakery Humectant Browning Sweetness Pudding Water activity control Sweetness Table syrup Water activity control Sweetness Bars Energy delivery - balanced Dressings, sauces, dips, spreads Browning Sweetness Alcoholic Beverage Yeast fermentation Bakery Yeast fermentation Product DetailsAttributes: VeganGluten FreeLabel declaration: Organic Agave SyrupShelf life: 2 years.Packaging: 55.11 pound carboys/pails, 628.31 pound drums, and 2,976.19 pound totes. Production Agave is grown in the arid areas of Mexico, and requires no irrigation or fertilizing. Organic agave can be grown in poor soil that does not support other food crops. To harvest, the spreading leaves are chopped from the agave piña, then the piña is transported to the processing plant. There, the piña is ground up with hot water, releasing the inulin from the fiber. The remaining fiber is filtered out, leaving dilute inulin syrup. To make agave syrup, the dilute inulin syrup is processed with low heat to break down the inulin into fructose and glucose. The resulting diluted fructose syrup is concentrated, yielding a syrup of approximately 80% fructose and 17% glucose.