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ORGANIC AGAVE NECTAR
Domino Foods, Inc. has rolled out its new line of Organic Agave Nectar, in light and amber varieties. As a liquid sweetener, this 100% natural agave has a low glycemic index and is suitable for use in place of conventional sugar in foods and drinks. The sweetener is extracted from the agave plants grown in Mexico.
Three brands, all distributed by Domino Foods, are available.
• Domino Light and Amber Agave Nectar are available in the Eastern U.S.
• C&H Light and Amber Agave Nectar are available in the Western U.S.
• Florida Crystals Light and Amber Agave Nectar are mostly available in the Southern U.S., with select national availability.
The taste profiles of the light and amber varieties are somewhat distinct. Adding Light Agave Nectar to foods will not affect their flavors; it will only add pure sweetness. Amber Agave Nectar has a molasses-like flavor and can be used in place of traditional brown sugar. Both the Light and Amber Organic Agave Nectars can be used to sweeten various foods including fruit, cakes, cookies and cereal.
Both agave nectars can be stored at room temperature, have no-drip caps, are certified organic by Quality Assurance International, and are vegan and gluten free. Two sizes are available: 11.75- and 23.5-ounce bottles.
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2011