Nature's Agave Inc., an organic agave-based food and beverage company, today announced the launch of its new retail line of premium agave nectars.
Made from 100 percent certified organic Weber Blue Agave, these premium-grade agave nectars include Clear, Amber and Raw varieties, each exhibiting a distinct flavor profile and use. All of the nectars are Kosher-certified, gluten-free, and very low on the Glycemic index.
While agave nectar has been available in the marketplace for several years, the organic sweetener from the same plant that produces tequila has recently seen a massive increase of attention. In fact, agave nectar was named one of the Top Food Trends for 2009 by Reuters for its popular usage as an alternative to sugars, artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrups.
Nature's Agave sets itself apart from existing brands due to the company's ability to source the highest quality agave plants and produce the purest form of premium certified organic agave nectar from the Weber Blue Agave plant. While other brands often use lower-cost varieties of the agave plant and lower-grade product to cut production costs, Nature's Agave only sources the Weber Blue Agave for its unique natural carbohydrate profile and richer taste. Grown and nourished for 8 -- 10 years in the red volcanic soils of Jalisco, Mexico, the agave is harvested only at the peak of maturity to ensure sweet perfection.
"The marketplace for natural sweeteners is about to experience an entirely new level of quality, color and taste with the introduction of these amazing agave nectars," said Stew Duncan, co-founder of Nature's Agave. "We believe that everyone from culinary experts to health-conscious consumers should be able to enjoy a sweet, delicious and superior alternative to sugar."
Nature's Agave offers three unique varieties of agave nectar:
Clear -- Deliciously sweet and pure, the extra-filtered Clear delivers the lightest agave taste of the line of premium nectars. Clear is recommended for adding sweetness without color or additional flavors.
Amber -- Rich and velvety to the taste, Amber exhibits luxurious overtones of butterscotch and caramel. Amber is recommended to add smooth, subtly rich flavor and color to a wide variety of culinary desires.
Raw -- Produced at low temperatures, this ultra-delicious Raw nectar delivers butterscotch, caramel and molasses tones without overpowering the palette. Dark and rich with mouthwatering complexity, Raw nectar is perfect for barbecue sauces, salad dressings and an array of creative culinary delights.
Key Benefits of Nature's Agave Premium Nectars:
-- Low Glycemic (Amber & Raw are GI Rated at 17)
-- 100 percent organic and Kosher
-- 1.4 times sweeter than sugar (use less, save calories)
-- Dissolves in cold and hot!
-- Will not crystallize
-- Superior taste
Nature's Agave also partners with and supplies agave to a variety of premier food and beverage companies including 479° Popcorn, Freshology and Kaia Foods, among many others.
"Nature's Agave offers the best-tasting organic raw agave nectar that we have tried. The flavor profile is rich and complex and the purity and quality of the product are unparalleled. We are proud to use Nature's Agave in many of our products," said Nick Kelley, founder of Kaia Foods.
Nature's Agave is now available at a variety of select fine grocers and specialty retailers.
About Nature's Agave, Inc.
Founded in 2009, Nature's Agave Inc. is an organic, agave-based food and beverage company with passion and purpose. Based in Encinitas, Calif., Nature's Agave promotes healthier nutrition through a variety of distinct and delicious agave-based products, including its retail line of premium agave nectar syrups and as a supplier of agave for food and beverage companies.
The company believes that people of all ages should be able to enjoy delicious and sweet food and drinks without sugar highs/lows or artificial sweeteners, while promoting a healthy nutritional balance. Nature's Agave is committed to making a positive impact by proactively working to improve the health and vitality of families, communities and the environment.
For more information, please visit www.naturesagave.com or call 888-60-AGAVE ( 888-602-4283).