Is this a healthy food?
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 Ugly:This food has added sugars.
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.
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
Low GI, but very high in fructose, & highly processed. See Editor's note below.
- Wholesome Sweeteners
- 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 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 Nectar"> Nectar,
- Nutrition info: