Nutritional extras

blue agave



ORIGIN: Mexico

TASTE: comparable, though not identical, to honey

BENEFITS: Agave nectar has a low glycemic index (GI), particularly compared to traditional sweeteners such as white cane sugar. This may be due to the fiber content of the superfood, along with the higher than usual fructose levels, which are absorbed more slowly than many other forms of sugar. 

Uh-Ga-VAY comes from the syrup that tequila is made from. It’s sweeter than table sugar and has a little bit more calories but the reason it’s a superfood is because of its low glycemic index. Surprisingly, there are benefits that can satisfy your sweet tooth while offering you an added boost.

Blue Agave is rich in iron and saponins which are preventative compounds that can help lower cholesterol. Research shows that blue agave is great for people with diabetes because it has inulin which is fiber and an antioxidant in one. A little goes a long way since it is sweeter but it offers more benefits than traditional sugar making it a healthy swap.


  • Calories: 60
  • Total Fat: 0g  |  0%
  • Saturated Fat: 0g  |  0%
  • Trans Fat: 0g  |  0%
  • Cholesterol: 0mg  |  0%
  • Sodium: 0mg  |  0%
  • Total Carbohydrate: 16g  |  6%
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g  |  0%
  • Total Sugars: 16g
  • Includes Added Sugars: 16g (32%)
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin D: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%
  • potassium: 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.