Organic agave syrup is produced from the juice of the piña from the azul variety of the agave tequilana plant, commonly called blue agave. This medium-colored, golden amber syrup is truly a labor of love with piñas taking approximately seven years to grow before they can be harvested by the jimadors (agave farmers).
Agave syrup naturally contains a high percentage of fructose. It functions as a sweetener, slight binder, and browning agent in applications like granola, biscuits, bread, sauces, ice cream and yogurt. It is especially popular in flavored table and beverage syrups and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Agave syrup is also sometimes known as agave nectar.