Madhava Organic Raw Agave Nectar
Madhava's Agave nectar is a pure and natural sweetener made from the natural juice (aguamiel) of the agave salmiana. It is harvested from live plants in the high desert region of Central Mexico, where a wealth of the plants grow wild. It is gathered by hand by Hnahnu Indian peoples native to this area, from plants on their land.
Mature agave plants produce a flower stalk. By removing the flower, a bowl shaped cavity is formed- a container into which the aquamiel is secreted. The plant produces this liquid for 6-8 months, during which up to 8 quarts are removed twice daily. A hollowed out gourd is used to siphon the aguamiel from the plant and transfer it to a container.
Once the aquamiel is collected, it is immediately taken to the production facility. There, an organic, vegan, grain-free enzyme is added, transforming the naturally occurring sugar molecule chains into more simple sugars, mostly fructose or "fruit sugar" and a small amount of glucose. Excess water is evaporated.
The Raw variety is light in color and mild in flavor, and is produced at temperatures below 113 degrees. Agave Nectar is very versatile, suitable for any sweetening use. And, it has both organic and kosher certification, is gluten and allergen free, and has a low Glycemic Index of 32. This is significant because limiting glucose consumption is a vital concern for many people.
Raw Organic Agave Nectar
Madhava Honey Company is located in the Boulder County foothills near Lyons, Colorado. Our company has been an active and committed participant in the local honey market for 31 years and counting.
Madhava has recently introduced an exciting new natural sweetener to its product line -Agave Nectar. This natural liquid sweetener made from the extract of the wild agave, is now on the shelves at many local groceries and natural food stores. Agave Nectar is suitable for any sweetening use. And, it has both organic and kosher certification.