Steel's Gourmet Agave Barbeque Sauces are sweetened with Agave. They are gluten free and contain no added sugar. Refrigerate after opeining.
Agave is sweeter than sugar. In fact, it is 1.4 times sweeter than sugar and has a low glycemic index so you use less to achieve the same level of sweetness. Steel's Gourmet hopes to demystify Agave as a sweetener so that our customers will feel confident in using the agave sweetened line of products every day. Agave Nectar comes from the blue agave plant. Natural and pure, it does not stimulate digestive insulin.
Agave can be used in all of your favorite recipes. Typically, you will substitute 1/2 cup for every cup of sugar called for. Thus, saving between 25 to 40% in carbohydrate calories. In addition, the inulin (a pre-biotic fiber) permits the reduction of fats in baked items which significantly reduces calories even further.
Agave is a great-tasting, natural sweetener. It is even being used by restaurants in beverages and sauces and is preferred over sugar. The neutral sweet taste does not impart any other flavors to your cooking unlike other nectars and it has even been teenage-tested in Kool-Aid, Zucchini Bread and numerous other recipes without detection or rejection. Finally a sugar substitute without strange aftertastes!
LOW CLYCEMIC INDEX
Agave is a very low glycemic index food. It is approximately 30 on the glycemic index scale. Anything below 50 is considered to be in the low category, which is recommended for a healthy diet. This low glycemic index rating also make it diabetic friendly.
Studies have shown Inulin, a prebiotic fiber, promotes the healthy function of your lower intestine. It has also been shown to promote regularity, boost the immune system, increase calcium absorption and increase bone density.
MORE SATISYING AND GREAT FOR DIETERS
The combination of low GI and inulin make Agave a very satisfying sweetener. Unlike sugar, honey or high fructose corn syrup, you'll find your blood sugar levels do not spike; thereby avoiding the highs and lows of sugar and corresponding cravings and over consumption associated with roller coaster blood sugar levels.
VERSATILE AND EASY TO COOK WITH
Agave is highly soluable in hot or cold water, making it easy to work with in the kitchen. It is a wonderful sweetener for coffee, tea and cereal. It is also an amazing sweetener for cooking, canning and baking as evidenced by the highly-rated recipes in our cookbook "Delicious Meets Nutritious" for jams, cakes, breads, salad dressing, desserts, cookies and sauces. In addition, we provide on each bottle, our cookbook, and on our website a Sugar Exchange Table that shows how to use Agave in any recipe -- it truly is the Complete Sugar Replacement.
CONTAINS VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Agave contains calcium, iron and other vitamins and minerals. Agave is a natural and organic certified product, derived from the agave plant. The nectar is processed, in order to prevent fermentation, at temperatures that do not exceed 117 degrees F which is considered "Raw" by most standards. It is not derived from an animal and is appropriate for a vegan diet. Due to its raw condition, Agave retains its naturally occurring vitamins and minerals and has a particularly high concentration of calcium -- 17% of daily requirements in one (1) tablespoon.