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Nekutli Agave Nectar is an organic fructose sweetener extracted from the Blue Agave plant. Traditionally, the indigenous people of Mexico gathered the sweet juice, agua miel, from various species of Agave. They used it as a sweetener and to prepare special celebratory beverages. In the Nahuatl language, the language of the Aztecs, necutli means “the sacred juice of the Agave.” Agave syrup is known in Mexico as Miel de Agave or Miel de Maguey.
The Colibree Company has been involved in the commercial development of Agave Nectar since 1995 and in fact coined the term Agave Nectar. Over the years, we have developed the market for Agave Nectar; we identified many of its applications and were pioneers in educating food and beverage manufacturers, restaurants, bars, and countless individual consumers on its use as an ingredient.
What makes Agave Nectar special?
Nekutli Agave Nectar is a natural sweetener suitable to substitute for sugar, maple syrup, rice syrup, tapioca syrup, molasses, sorghum, malt barley, or bee honey in any food and beverage recipe.
Nekutli Agave Nectar is high in fructose. It is sweeter than refined sugar (approximately 1.4 times sweeter). Fructose does not stimulate digestive insulin secretion as other sugars do. It is less disturbing to the glycemic index. In common parlance, it does not create a “sugar rush.”
Nekutli Agave Nectar is produced in three different grades varying in flavor and color: Light, Amber, and Dark. The light grade of Agave Nectar is flavor-neutral, enhancing the natural flavors of coffee, tea, fruit beverages, baked goods, fresh fruits, fruit smoothies & protein drinks, salad dressings, jams and jellies, ice cream, and yoghurts. The amber and dark grades of Nekutli offer the delicate flavor of Agave with increasing intensity. The amber grade is much like honey and delicious in tea, suitable to sweeten a wide variety of foods, dry and hot cereals, pancakes, waffles, baked goods, and sauces. Heavier sauces such as BBQ, spaghetti, stews, marinades, and meat glazes may be enhanced by the dark grade of Nekutli, which delivers the rich and complex flavors distinctive to Agave. The light and amber grades of Agave Nectar are celebrated as simple syrups in the preparation of cocktails, especially Margaritas and Mojitos.
Nekutli Agave Nectar will not crystallize. It is easy to store as it has a long shelf life.
Because of its light viscosity, Nekutli Agave Nectar is easy to handle in an industrial setting and pours easily as a table-top sweetener. Nekutli Agave Nectar is highly soluble and dissolves quickly in cold beverages such as lemonade or iced tea. Its light viscosity and solubility also make it ideal to sweeten cold cereals.
Nekutli Agave Nectar is a moisture retainer. In bread and baked goods, it enhances product freshness due to its hygroscopic properties, which act as humidifying agents, thereby increasing the shelf life of such products.
Nekutli Agave Nectar is a low-glycemic sweetener.
We sell our organic Agave syrup at wholesale prices online for your convenience. Please browse our website for additional information. Our prices are competitive and include the cost of shipping. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our 100% organic Agave sweetener.