|Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Raw Blue Agave, 23.5-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6)
|List Price: $45.60
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A low glycemic organic sweetener, Wholesome Sweeteners Premium Organic Agave is a natural nectar made from of the Blue Agave plant. Agave has a Low Glycemic Index (GI), so it is slowly absorbed into the body, preventing spikes in blood sugar. Raw Blue Agave nectar is produced at a low temperature (less than 118 degrees F) and has a full sweet flavor with subtle molasses tones. It is 1-1/4 times sweeter than sugar, use wherever you would table sugar. USDA Organic and kosher certified. Suitable for vegan, vegetarian, Halal and plant-based diets. Product of Mexico
- Organic Raw Blue Agave
- A richer fuller taste produced at temperatures below 118 F
- A low glycemic sweetener,
- An Amber Necter
- Gluten Free, Vegan, GMO Free, Organic
- Great Replacement for refined sugar
Blue Agave sweetner is a very good product that is easy to use in place of most sugars. We purchased a 6 pack and shared it with our friends and they have also enjoyed using it. It is a product recommended to replace sugar usage for cancer patients. It was delivered quickly and I would recommend it for anyone needing a sugar replacement....more info
- Low Glycemic!!
This is the best multipurpose sweetener I have ever tasted. Not only is the sweetener is a replacement for sugar but it can be used for syrup for your pancakes, waffles etc. It is a low glycemic sugar and it is true that you will not get tired using the sweetener. It is true that the sweetener "slowly absorbs into the body, preventing spikes in blood sugar." If you find that you are sleepy after you have eaten sugar, then this product is for you because the body slowly absorbs the sugar, you will not get tired as quickly! The sweetener adds a nectar flavor to your dishes. I used it in a yams/sweet potato recipe and it worked wonders! ...more info
- Love this sweetener!
I love this sweetener! I use it on everything - in my coffee, my tea, on my oats. Hard to believe it's not bad for you and it tastes so good!...more info
- It's not a substitute sweetner; it is a sweetner
I use this sweetner because I'm diabetic and it seems to not raise my sugar levels as high. Although, I adjusted to many of the "substitute" sugars' flavors; it left an unusual texture to my foods. I've not needed to aquire a taste for Agave and my foods aren't missing that "fullness" missing from foods made with substitutes. And it's organic!!!! I look forward to a decrease in this very abundant substance's price. Healthy foods in general, are too expensive for the people who need them the most!!...more info
- Great Product
I tried an other brand of agave but found that Wholesome Sweeteners has a milder taste. It's really good. It's great in tea and coffee. I also use it to sweeten oatmeal. I even transfer it to a smaller size that I carry in my purse. It's so much better than artificial sweeteners. I have not cooked with it; however, I plan to in the future.
- its everything they say it is!!
I actually bought a small (17oz) bottle at my local grocery store. I wanted to try it out before purchasing in bulk. It really is all they say it is! It is sweet, doesn't have a strange taste or aftertaste, and you need less of it to sweeten. The only drawback is that it seems to go quickly! its a little thinner than honey, and after only a couple uses almost a third of the bottle is gone already!! I guess thats why its sold in bulk! :) My first impression of it is that it is a great substitute!!! I will definitely be buying a case from amazon soon!...more info
- Great for diabetics!
I am a type 2 diabetic who was looking to cut out all the unhealthy fake sweeteners from my diet. (i.e. Splenda, Equal, etc.) I did settle upon Stevia for a while, but I did not have desirable results when baking with it. My requirement was to find an all-natural sweetner safe enough for diabetics that would also hold up well in my favorite backed goods. I saw a bottle of this stuff at the health food store, and thought I would try it whith the condition that I would obsessively check my blood sugars on my monitor to make sure it was indeed low gycemic as the label indicates. I am happy to report that used in *moderation* I have not noticed any effects on my blood sugar levels. (Do not go overboard with this stuff because it can and does affect blood suagr levels. Your blood sugar just won't "spike" like with white table sugar. )I use small to moderate amounts in coffee, on pancakes, in baked goods, etc, and it does seem to be safe for my blood sugar levels. I bought a bottle each for my diabetic insulin-dependent mother and aunt, and they both have also reported when used in moderation, they do not notice a rise in blood sugar levels, either.
All in all, if you are diabetic, hypoglycemic, or are sensitive to white sugar, you should give this stuff a try to see if it will be as successful for you as it has been for me. I highly recommend this stuff to any diabetic out there wanting an all-natural alternative to fake, chemical sweeteners.
Hint: I do use Stevia in my coffee and tea in conjunction with agave. The agave and stevia seem to bring out the best in each other and complement each other well in my favorite hot beverages. Using the stevia in conjunction with this helps me use less agave then I normally would, which has an even lesser effect on my blood sugars. And, the slightly bitter taste from Stevia seems to be neutralized when used with the agave....more info
- Sweet Alternative
Wholesome's Organic Raw Blue Agave is a healthy alternative to sugar that does not raise your blood sugar level. Great in tea, cereals, and easy to substitute for sugar when baking. My family loves it!...more info
- Finally, sweet perfection
I thought I had my answer with maple syrup, but this agave nectar is the perfect beverage sweetener. It does what a sweetener is intended to do -- adds sweetness without adding any additional flavors to distort the taste of whatever it is being added to. And I don't feel spacey after consuming it the way other sweeteners sometimes make me feel. There is no after-taste (unlike stevia, which I can't understand all the hub-bub about), and it has a nice consistency that causes it to dissolve very quickly, just like maple syrup - only at about 1/3 the cost of maple syrup where I live!
I'm so glad I decided to give this a try just to check out something new. No more brown rice syrup (clumpy and with a distorting flavor), no more honey (solidifies in the frig and also strong taste), no more maple syrup (too expensive), and certainly no more sugar, artificial sweeteners, or nasty stevia. Hello blue agave! This is absolutely the perfect sweetener. ...more info
- This tastes weird.
There's no way I could replace sugar with this stuff. It has an extra taste to it that's pretty bad. I ended up throwing out all six bottles....more info
- Best natural sweetener
Agave syrup tastes better than sugar in my opinion. It does not stick to your teeth the way sugar does either. Combine that with a low glycemic index and you can't lose....more info
- Big deal: it's high in fructose.
Like high-fructose corn syrup, which is the bane of the health-food crowd, Agave syrup is a low glycemic sweetener simply because it has a high concentration of fructose and a low concentration of glucose. The health pitch is a bit of flim-flam.
Agave syrup is about 90 percent fructose, which is at least double the percentage of fructose in commonly used high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). The HFCS used in soft drinks and other foods ranges from 42 percent to 55 percent fructose. There is no evidence that increasing the amount of dietary fructose is a health benefit, and some evidence that it may increase fat around the mid-section, which is most associated with coronary artery disease.
If you need a nutritious sweetener, molasses is by far the best choice. It is loaded with calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and other good things. Granted, molasses might not be suitable for all sweetening needs, but when it is suitable it dwarfs agave in nutritional value....more info
- Great sweetner, better for your health
This was a great deal. 6 large bottles for $33, much cheaper than the grocery store. I like this sweetener because it is low glycemic which won't spike your blood sugar. Will purchase again....more info
- agave sweetener
This product is so great! I can't praise it more. I don't think there is an aftertast, althugh some other people in my family have mentioned that it does. I love that it's so convenient. I pour it in my coffee and use it for baking. I love it so much I have a subscription....more info
- Great Product
Firstly, the product itself - good taste, excellent sweetener, easy to use. It is sort of expensive, so I only buy it on sale. I prefer honey for most sweetening applications, but the agave nectar is actually easier to use, as it is somewhat less viscous and dissolves more easily.
On another note, I have never had trouble with the packaging, which is often a problem with gooey liquid items from Amazon. There are seals under the bottle tops, plus shrink wrap over the tops, and the bottles also come shrinkwrapped together. As always, be careful in ordering liquid products through the mail. A rotting box of leaking goo is the bane of the delivery worker and an unwelcome addition to your doorstep.
Thirdly, this product comes in other sizes/packaging. I recommend exploring all options to get the best price, and consider Subscribe and Save as well. We can use regular shipments here at our house anyway, since we seldom use granulated sugar....more info
- Great tasting natural sweetener with slow uptake for those who watch sugar levels.
Since this product is from the agave plant, it is a safer choice for those who need to be careful with sugar levels in their blood.
The taste is wonderful, I really don't know if we could distinguish the difference between a spoonful of this and a spoonful of regular sugar dissolved in water.
The consistency is nice to use as a pancake syrup, or on toast if you have a sweet tooth. We use this exclusively as our sweetener of choice -
not because we have to, but because we like to.
All those fake sweeteners taste terrible. This stuff tastes great.
You won't be disappointed. ...more info
- Not as sweet as before
I have been using this product for sometime and have always been more than satisfied. But it seems this last batch is weaker in sweetness... having to use more than before to get the same sweet taste.
Why this is so I do not know but you tend to believe it is an easy way of raising the price because of that increase in usage. Only a guess...will continue to use....more info
- Blue Agave
Great Price and very good product. My son is diabetic and he uses agave in place of sugar. Keeps his blood sugar levels in line.
I will continue to purchase from Amazon, plus how can you beat getting it delivered right to the door!!
- Coverted To Blue Agave Sweetener
Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Raw Blue Agave, 23.5-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6) A natural product, a great alternative to processed sugar and artificial sweeteners, especially those containing Aspartame, like Equal. Won't affect glucose levels so it's recommended for diabetics and anyone who doesn't ant to contract diabetes. A bargain in large size at Amazon....more info
- Wholesome Sweetener's Organic Raw Agave great tasting and great for you
Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Raw Blue Agave, 23.5-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6)
I have a number of health concerns, most particularly, Metabolic Syndrome X (a.k.a Pre-Diabetes or Insulin-Resistance )which causes high blood pressure, heart disease, high chlosterol, and obesity (among other things). My medical doctor simply wanted to prescribe medicines for my condition(s) (i.e. Lipitor, blood pressure medicines, etc.)
I finally went to a couple of doctors who were both medically trained and well-versed in alternative medicines. They both suggested that I try agave nectar as my sweetener. When, I asked about other sugar substitutes and I was met with a resounding "No!" for all except stevia products. I was even told to shy away from the sugar alcohols (i.e. xylotol, mannitol, maltitol, sorbitol, erythritol, lactitol, etc.) because although they ar natural and low glycemic, they apparently can cause/exacerbate candida.
The long and short of it is that I love the agave nectar! I have found the "Raw", "Blue" Agave to be the best (with the Lowest G.I.). It dissolves easiest in liquids, has no aftertaste whatsoever (compared to natural honey or maple syrup, for example), and is safe for type II diabetics and non-diabetics alike. See: http://www.vegfamily.com/vegan-cooking-tips/agave.htm
I am still working on my Metabolic Syndrome X symptoms (I have found some natural blood pressure herbs that work wonderfully Circu & Pressure Formula Herbal Supplement) and I'm beginning a regimen designed to help all my symptoms at once (The Insulin-Resistance Diet--Revised and Updated, for example).
I'll be sure to post an update as to how I do. However, in the meantime, if you're looking for an effective sugar substitute that has no health side effects and no aftertaste, please, please, please consider the raw blue, agave nectar first and agave nectar of any kind second!
- Better than sugar
My wife and I started using the Agave sweetener about 6 months ago. It does take a little getting used to but once you've passed that stage, it is definitely better than sugar. I use it primarily to sweeten tea and it's great....more info
- Great alternative to sugar!
My wife and I tried this for the first time and we were both really impressed. We had no issues with the shipping (as we saw in other reviews) and the product was a great alternative to sugar. We primarily use it in our coffee in the morning and would recommend to anyone looking for a sweetner other than sugar.
- great, so many uses
Best sugar substitute I have found. Tastes so good and can be used in anything. Plus it is healthy, no cancer in lab rats for this product. Broke my addiction to sugar and I do not crave this. Tastes great in coffee and is also good for your skin. So many uses, I can not say enough about Agave. YUM! ...more info
- Try this
This is really a great sweetener in tea. It's also good over ice cream or to lightly sweeten fruit. I discovered blue agave syrup when I needed to lose weight and control my blood sugar. It has been the "go to" favorite for the last year and a half....more info
- Awesome Sweetener!
I am very excited to have found this wonderful sweetener. It tastes great and is very versatile. I use it to sweeten beverages, for baking, and as pancake/waffle syrup (I put in a tiny bit of maple flavoring and just a little bit of real maple syrup). I love it-the kids love it-and the husband loves it. Agave rocks!...more info
- Best Natural Sweetner I've Found
I really love the versatility of this product. You can use it in baked goods where it adds a wonderful, moist texture. You can use it in hot drinks like tea (I use it in green, white, red and herbal teas). You can add it to cold beverages and you don't get clumps like with powdered sweetners. It doesn't leave an after taste and you don't have to worry about getting a sugar rush or an artificial sweetner headache.
My most unusual use? That's easy - I love to use it on pancakes and waffles in place of maple syrup! It's especially wonderful when you combine it with real blueberries heated just until they're starting to melt, piled high on a flax or multigrain waffle....more info
- Diabetic Friendly and Tastes Great!
I wish I had known about Agave before! I bought the six-pack from Amazon. It arrived well-packed and with no leakage whatsoever (I believe they have changed the packaging).
I use this organic raw blue agave for frozen banana ice cream (two bananas, sliced and frozen; put bananas into food processor, add dash of salt, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, one tablespoon of agave, process until creamy smooth), and on top of my pancakes. Even my wife, a devotee of 'corn syrup' for her pancakes, tried the agave last night and immediately switched over. Very low glycemic. Hence I have been able to toss the watery 'sugar free' maple syrup. Great on biscuits too.
I was worried about ordering six bottles. However, we raced through one bottle, gave another to my diabetic brother-in-law, and we are starting to think we should order six more sooner than later. ...more info
- Agave Sweetner
As a family, we did not like this product as much as the Agave Nectar....more info
- Great product
Recently ordered and received the 6 pack from Amazon. Quick ship and well packed. Half the price of the local health food store. ...more info
- Agave Nectar Rocks!
I'm a sugar addict and Agave Nectar takes the edge off when I'm jonesing for the next hit of sugar. I don't use sugar at all anymore, I use Agave Nectar. It's the only sweetener I've found that doesn't have some weird chemical taste or aftertaste. I can't rave about it enough so I'll stop and just tell you that if you're looking for something to sweeten your life without the aftereffects of sugar, this is it!...more info
- Agave Deliciousnesss
These bottles of agave are larger than some of the others you can buy. The price is good, and agave works great in desserts, although it is sometimes hard to put a lot in because it is still kind of expensive. My nephew loves it, whenever he comes over, he always asks specifically for a peanut butter and agave sandwitch. It tastes good, although too sweet to eat plain for my taste. But I never use it plain. Keeping it in the refigerator makes it less runny, and flow slower (more like honey), so you dont use as much....more info
- Natural, Raw, and Delicious!
I've gotten hooked on Raw Blue Agave. I use it in tea, coffee, and I even make a "chia fresca" using this as my sweetener. No after taste. Just a pure, sweet delight. ...more info
- Best quality agave currently available
Over the years I've done bulk buying for a housing cooperative and have dealt with wholesome sweeteners before - they sell everything from sucanat to organic corn syrup (blech). A lot of the other agave stuff on the market right now is simply from resellers trying to make a buck moving high margin natural foods products - this stuff is from a company that specializes in selling sweeteners and has a reputation for quality. You can't really beat it.
Uses: This stuff is perfect for tea - just a little bit takes the bitter edge off most black / green teas without overwhelming the flavor - and for making raw sweets. A lot of people like to use this stuff for baking, but I find it a bit expensive for this use - honey is cheaper and more readily available. This stuff is really healthy, but has to travel a lot of miles and uses a lot of packaging where both honey and maple syrup can be found locally in gallon jugs depending on where you live. Our coop actually buys honey in 60lb jugs :)
Note: Different companies advertise widely ranging glycemic index values for their agave syrups - enough so to make your head spin at how they could be so widely different for what appears to be the same product. Wholesome Sweeteners advertises 39 or less on their site, which is believable, where some companies advertise values as low as 21 with no analysis to back their claims up. To give you an idea of how this stuff compares glycemic index wise both honey & maple syrup have glycemic indexes around 55, corn syrup's is around 100, and white sugar's is around 110(!). ...more info
- Loving it
I tried agave nectar after it was recommended to me as an alternative to sugar. I typically do not like sugar alternatives, especially the all natural good for you ones. However, this stuff is awesome. ...more info
- Great Price for the product
The product taste great and is a great price or the money. Product arrived in a timely fashion. Will order again...more info
- Great Sweetener
A great, low-glycemic sweetner. It is sweeter than sugar, and has a mild taste so you use less than comparable amount of sugar. We use it in coffee, salad dressings, and in some baked deserts. Better for you than the artificial sweeteners. Great product!...more info
- Agave is great!
Agave is a good product and this brand is well priced. If you're unfamiliar with it: it has a very low glycemic index so you don't get a sugar bump or crash. It comes from cactus. You can cook with it. And best of all, tastes great. I don't notice the difference between agave and sugar....more info
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