Organic Blue Agave

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FoodSniffr Sniffs:

The Good:
Great, no GMOs here. Organic is good. This one is vegan. And it is vegetarian. And it is yeast-free.
The Bad:
The Ugly:
This food has added sugars.

Manufacturer Description:

Wholesome Sweeteners Fairtrade Organic Blue Agave is a natural sweetener extracted from the core of the Blue Agave plant. Fairtrade Organic Blue Agave is a mild delicious syrup that is a ideal for sweetening beverages, oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, cereal and more. It is also great in smoothies, iced tea, or cocktails as it dissolves quickly in cold beverages. Try it wherever you would use a tabletop sugar.

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

F Score : help-icon 5

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

Manufacturer:
Wholesome Sweeteners
Score:
5
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, Has Sugar,
Ingredients:help-icon
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 (light),
Nutrition info:
No

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