Named for the bluish wax in its leaves, the blue agave is a succulent plant grown throughout Mexico. Its treasure is in its carbohydrate-rich core, called the 'pina' because it looks something like a pineapple. When the plant is 7-14 years old, the leaves are cut off and the juice is extracted from the pina, which is then processed into syrup. The difference between varieties of agave syrups is due to the filtration of salts and minerals in the production. Raw organic agave nectar is produced at temperatures below 46 degrees celsius and has a sweet, neutral flavor.
It is a wonderful substitute for honey and being animal product free, we find it a great alternative