Agave Nectar Uses
This article provides an overview of areas and industries in which Agave products can be used, and gives helpful information on how to use them. Click on each category to skip to the section that contains more detail on that particular category.
Agave Syrup Applications
Below is a table showing the areas that Agave Syrup can be used in. The column ‘Industry’ shows the areas of industry where Agave Syrup is regularly used as sugar substitute or sweetener. The ‘Applications’ column shows the particular products that Agave can be added as an ingredient.
|Confectionery Industry||popsicles; marshmallows; candy; chewing gum; chocolate.|
|Jams||jellies; fruit jams; marmalades; spreadable creams.|
|Beverages||coffee drinks; juices; sodas; teas; smoothies and energy drinks; beer; rum; tequila and wine.|
|Baking||cookies; cakes; bread; gelatin; cake and a variety of desserts.|
|Cereals and granola||cereals; granola; snack bars; energy bars.|
|Dairy industry||cow milk; almond milk; coconut milk; rice milk; yogurt; shakes; smoothies; ice cream.|
|Sauces and spices||seasonings; dressings; sauces.|
|Cosmetics||lotions; hair products; shampoo; conditioner; hair treatment oils; face masks; oils.|
Agave Syrup in Beverages
Agave syrup is becoming more and more popular in beverage drinks, such as in cocktails, beer, wine, liquor and coffee. Agave Beer is an interesting product which begins to be explored. There are many companies looking into applying Agave products to give an additional original flavor to their products, such as Blue Moon Brewing Company and Victory Beer company. Moreover, some companies have begun the experiment in basing their beer on Agave. Agave can also be used to make Agave Wine, Agave Garden is a perfect sample in making agave wine. By following the same process of making Agave Tequila. The most common Agave Liquor is Agave Tequila which provided by many companies. Furthermore, agave syrup is also used to make rum by many companies; as well, it is also great as a sugar or honey substitute in tea. The dark agave varieties are particularly good as coffee sweeteners, and richer its flavor. For more information on how agave syrup is made see here.
Agave Syrup in Food
The flavor of agave syrup is unique. It is sweeter than sugar, similar to – but with a more neutral flavor than – honey. Besides being used in drinks, agave syrup is also an important elements in baking, as well as in confectionery and jam products. Agave is a great substitute of sugar or honey in baking. As a replacement for honey or maple syrup, simply add equal amounts of Agave syrup. While using it to replace sugar less agave can be used and the liquid in the recipe can be reduced a little. A full guide on how to substitute Agave Nectar for sugar and honey in baking can be found here. For both commercial and domestic baking, agave complements recipes by providing a sweet, delicious taste. Agave cake is very popular, and there are numerous recipes using agave nectar and Agave Granulated Sweetener in different ways. What’s more, agave cookies are also very popular, and there are a variety of different recipes. Agave is also commonly used in the confectionery and jam industries as a low-cost sweetener. Natural Agave Syrup is particularly cost-effective, providing a cheap sweetener for sweets and jams.
Dairy, Cereals and Sauces
Agave is furthermore used in the dairy industry as a cheap and reliable sweetener. It can be used to complement milks, yogurts and ice-creams, among other treats. It can also be used in cereals, granola and snack bars. There are also many sauces that include Agave.
Cosmetics: Agave Hair Treatment, Oil, Shampoo and Conditioner
Cosmetics is a further area where Agave is frequently used. Agave Hair Treatment Oils are designed to provide a number of benefits to your hair. It has been advertised as eliminating frizz from your hair and leaving your hair less dry. Some examples can be found here. Agave shampoo is also popular, and can be complimented with agave conditioner.