Organic Blue Agave Packets

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The Good:
Great, no GMOs here. Organic is good. This one is vegan. And it is vegetarian. And it is yeast-free. For all of you looking for low glycemic foods, this is it.
The Bad:
The Ugly:
This food has added sugars.

Manufacturer Description:

Wholesome Sweeteners Fairtrade Organic Blue Agave is a natural low glycemic sweetener extracted from the core of the Blue Agave plant. Wholesome Sweeteners market-leading Fairtrade Organic Blue Agave is now available in portion-controlled packets. Fairtrade Organic Blue Agave is a mild syrup that is a perfect multi-purpose sweetener for beverages, breakfasts, or baking. Agave is delicious in coffee, tea, smoothies, or cocktails and can satisfy all of your on-the-go sweetening needs. Try it on warm oatmeal, Greek yogurt, or cereal.

Editor's note:

All sugar must be eaten with great caution, and high agave is not much different. For more, read The Truth about Agave.

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Organic Blue Agave Packets

F Score : help-icon 5

Low GI, but very high in fructose, & highly processed. See Editor's note below.

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Allergen Info:
Gluten-Free (likely), Lactose-Free, Dairy-Free, Peanut-Free, Treenut-Free, Corn-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free
Diet Info:
Non GMO, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian, Yeast Free, Low Glycemic, Has Sugar,
Organic Blue Agave has a higher fructose content than any other common sweetener, more even than high fructose corn syrup. Because of its reputation as a natural sweetener, it is now widely used in products claiming to be good for health – from teas to nutrition bars and energy drinks. Fructose is a major culprit in the rising incidence of type 2 diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. It may also increase risks of heart disease and cancer. - Source: Dr Weil: What's Wrong with Agave Nectar">Agave Nectar,
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