Our Dark Amber Agave Syrup comes from the nectar of the fully-grown Wild Salmiana plant grown in Mexico. Nectar collected from Agave Salmiana is produced differently than nectar collected from the Agave Tequilana Weber plant which produces Blue agave. As the Agave Salmiana plant grows, it develops a stalk in the middle which is called a quiote. Before the quiote fully grows, it is cut off creating a hole in the center of the plant which fills with a liquid called aguamiel. Aguamiel is the juice made by the agave plant to nourish the flowering part of the plant as it matures. It is made up of complex carbohydrates, fructan (inulin), vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It is not naturally sweet and needs to be further processed to become a sweet syrup. The further processing includes hydrolyzation which adds purified, natural, organically certified and non-GMO enzymes to the aguamiel to break down the complex carbohydrates into fructose. Fructose is the carbohydrate component of agave syrup that makes it sweet. After hydrolyzation, it is then filtered and vacuum evaporated at low temperatures using steam as the heating mechanism. The evaporation process concentrates the sugar in the aguamiel to create a viscous, sweet syrup.
Wild Salmiana agave syrup contains 3.5 to 5 times more glucose than Blue agave making the Wild Salmiana have a higher glycemic index compared to the Blue. With a more robust, caramel-like flavor, the dark version of Wild Salmiana agave syrup is less filtered than the light version and has a higher concentration of minerals from the plant. It works great as an alternative sweetener for food and drinks with stronger flavors. Its also a wonderful topping for pancakes and waffles.
Color: Dark Amber
Moisture: Less than or equal to 26%
Brix at 20 degrees C: 75.0 - 77.5%
pH: 4.0 - 5.3%
Glycemic Index: 31-35
- Total: 97.4 - 99.8%
- Fructose: 70.5 - 74.5%
- Dextrose: 20.5 - 26.5%
- Others: Less than or equal to 5.0%
- Gluten Free
- Stored in AIB Superior Rated Facility
The shelf life of our Organic Raw Dark Amber Wild Salmiana Agave Syrup is dependent upon storage conditions and is highly variable. We recommend to store it under cool, dry conditions in a humidity controlled environment. The industry standard for shelf life is 24 months from the date of manufacture when stored under recommended conditions.
Note: The information listed above for color, DE, Brix, pH, etc. are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.