Agave Syrup Dark - Raw Organic

Natural Low Glycemic Index Sweetener

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Certified Quality

  • Organic Certified
  • Low GI
  • Raw
  • Sugar Cane - Free
  • Vegan
  • Kosher
  • Halal
  • GMO Free
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Botanical Name: Agave Tequilana Weber Azul

A great natural alternative sweetener

Agave Syrup or Agave Nectar as it is also known, is obtained from the sap in the hearts of the agave or maguey plant. One of the unique characteristics of this natural sweetener is that it is slowly metabolized. It has a very low Glycemic Index (GI) compared to sugar, honey, maple syrup or other sweeteners.

Dark Agave Syrup is rich in minerals, having gone through less filtering it conserves the flavour and the of the agave plant. This organic natural syrup is an ideal sweetener for those who are looking for new flavours and unique recipes.

Our Organic Raw Agave Syrup (also known as Organic Raw Agave Nectar) is produced in Jalisco, Mexico, where the maguey or agave plant grows natively. This is the best agave syrup produced in the region using traditional methods including low-temperature evaporation below 40º.

You can buy Agave Nectar in Australia through our online store. If you would like to buy wholesale please contact us through our wholesale enquiry form.

More Information

The Agave plant shares a common habitat with many cacti, but it is not one itself. This plant is actually related to the lily and amaryllis but has its own genus, Agave. A mature agave has leaves 5-8 feet tall, and is 7-12 feet in diameter. It has a lifespan of 8-15 years.

The glycemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Foods with a high GI are those which are rapidly digested and absorbed and result in marked fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Low-GI foods, by virtue of their slow digestion and absorption, produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels, and have proven benefits for health.

Low GI diets have been shown to improve both glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2). They have benefits for weight control because they help control appetite and delay hunger. Low GI diets also reduce insulin levels and insulin resistance.

For more information, read this presentation by American Diabetes Association 2006 Practical Use of the GI Johanna Burani, MS, RD, CDE.

According to the database of the Glycemic Index Foundation of the University of Sydney the Agave Nectar / Agave Syrup GI ranks between 11-19. Honey has a GI of 87.

Agave Syrup is very sweet and it is typically used as a sugar replacement in quality organic foods.

Some misleading information has circulated the Internet about Agave Syrup. For a well- referenced and non biased article on the benefits of Agave Syrup / Agave Nectar, please read the following article published in the Better World Blog.


The agave plant is grown for a period between 4 to 8 years until it becomes mature. At the time of the harvest, the "Jimador" cuts-off the leaves of the Agave, leaving only the core or "pina". The core is crushed to obtain the sap of the plant which is a sweet juice. The juice then goes through a process of filtration and evaporation below 40º to obtain the final syrup. No chemicals are added during this process.

Agave Syrup Nutrition Data Per Serve (21g) Per 100g
Energy 252kJ 1199kJ
Protein 0g 0g
Fat-total 0g 0g
   - saturated 0g 0g
Carbohydrate 16g 76g
   - sugars 16g 76g
 Sodium 0g 0g

Maretai Dark Agave Syrup is great as a cereal sweetener for my kids - they love the flavour and I know that they won't crash in energy as after cereal sweetened with processed cane sugar. Also delicious on fruit salad!

-Posted by "Brisbane mum" on 29/11/2011

I cook for a diabetic husband and as weight watcher myself I find the dark agave syrup with its low GI a perfect substitute when I am making special treats for both of us. As I have adapted quite a number of my baking recipes to use agave, its the first thing I reach for when the mixing bowls come out. The flavour blends well and does not over power. I even use it in bread making.

- Posted by Jan Blakeney on 25/02/2013

What is the difference between dark and light agave syrup?

Dark Agave Syrup is rich in minerals, having gone through less filtering, conserves the flavour and the richness of the agave plant. This organic natural syrup is an ideal ingredient for those who are looking for new flavours and unique recipes.

Light Agave Syrup has neutral sweetness that is ideal for dishes/beverages that require a more subtle agave flavour.

Is Agave Syrup the same as Agave Nectar?

Yes. The same product is known by the following names: Agave Nectar, Agave Syrup, Jarabe de Agave (Mexico), Sirope de Agave (Spain)

Packing Presentations

This product is available in the following packing presentations:

AGSD-000250 AGAVE SYRUP DARK RETAIL 250ml/330g 250 ML 24


Dark Agave Syrup - Raw Organic

250ml non-drip bottle

Dark Agave Syrup - Raw Organic

Gallon 5.6 Kg

Would you like to become a wholesale customer?

If you are a retailer or manufacturer and would like wholesale pricing, please fill out the wholesale enquiry form.

Latest News

Maretai Director Paolo Grossi with Agave Jimadores

Paolo learns to harvest the Agave - a day working in the fields with the Jimadores in Jalisco, Mexico

  • June 2010

A very difficult task to learn, specially under the summer heat of Jalisco, Mexico. Paolo spends a day with the Jimadores learning the art of cutting the leaves the Agave or Maguey plant.

Maretai Organics CEO meets with Agave growers

A chat with a Jimador - The need to wait for a long time to harvest the agave - sometimes up to 8 years until the plant is ready.

  • June 2010

The hills of Jalisco, a province in the central-West part of Mexico, is the natural habitat of the Agave plant - a succulent that is cultivated without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. The conditions of sun and land are ideal to produce the best Agave in the world.