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Sweeteners, Agave Nectar

Foods / Sweeteners, Agave Nectar

About This Food

Description

Agave nectar is an all-natural, low calorie, low glycemic sweetener. 

It is derived from the blue agave plant which is also used to make tequilla. This golden syrup is composed of fructose (92%) and glucose (85%) sugars. While fructose is low glycemic and will not cause a sharp spike in blood sugar, it increases triglycerides significantly. For this reason, we do not use agave nectar in our recipes.

Glycemic Index =10
Glycemic Load = 1

Selecting & Storing

Store in a cool, dry place.

Special diets
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Calcium
Good Source of
  • Fiber
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 tbsp(s)agave

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Calories: 41

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.09 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
0 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
9.74 g
Net Carbohydrate
5.78 g
Sugars
1.55 g
Fiber
3.96 g
Protein
0.31 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
22.2 IU
0%
Vitamin C
2.4 mg
4%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.14 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.03 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
3.18 mg
4%
Folate
4.2 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.1 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.02 mg
1%
Thiamin
0.02 mg
1%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
250.2 mg
25%
Copper
0.08 mg
4%
Iron
1.08 mg
6%
Magnesium
33 mg
8%
Manganese
0.06 mg
3%
Phosphorous
4.2 mg
0%
Potassium
76.2 mg
2%
Selenium
0.24 mcg
0%
Sodium
8.4 mg
0%
Zinc
0.09 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
13.2 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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