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Xagave natural organic agave sweetener is 1.4X sweeter than sugar or honey, and has a super-low glycemic index!

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Xagave™: The Premium Organic Agave Nectar Sugar Substitute

Xagave
(say zah-GAH-vay) is a wonderful natural sweetener that will help you achieve your health goals, whether they be weight loss, improved digestion, more energy or an enhanced immune system. Xagave is a unique and premium blend of nectars derived from Agave Tequiliana (Blue Agave) and Agave Salmiana (White Agave) plants. This proprietary, premium blend provides the best tasting, best cooking, most versatile, and healthiest product on the market. Once you've tasted and cooked with Xagave, we're sure you will agree that Xagave is truly something special and that no other brand can compare.

Low Glycemic Index:
A unique characteristic of Xagave is its low GI ( Glycemic Index) value. The Glycemic Index is an indicator of how quickly foods convert to blood glucose in the bloodstream. With a Glycemic Index of 30-35, Xagave doesn't raise your blood sugar level like high GI sweeteners do. Common sweeteners like sugar, and even honey, are high on the Glycemic Index, at approximately 90 GI. Foods that are high on the GI scale spike blood sugar levels wildly and promote weight gain because they produce instant energy — then just as quickly the energy depletes, making you hungry, tired and lethargic — so you eat more to get that energetic feeling back. With Xagave, your energy level remains well balanced. In addition, Xagave "satiates" you when consumed; you feel satisfied, so you eat less.

Being Sweeter = 25 to 40% Less Calories! Xagave is 1.4 times sweeter than either sugar or honey, so you use less and save calories without sacrificing sweetness in your foods. Furthermore, Xagave has a number of health benefits that can't be matched by any other sweetener. Xagave contains calcium and Inulin, which studies have shown is good for the bacteria in your lower intestine, promoting a healthy digestive tract. As little as 5 to 10 grams of Inulin a day boosts the immune system, promotes regularity, improves calcium absorption and increases bone density. Xagave contains 7.5 grams of Inulin in three tablespoons.

Organically Grown: Xagave is derived from the agave plant, which takes about 7 to 8 years to mature. The plants used to make the nectar for Xagave are grown under strict guidelines that meet USDA organic certification requirements. The farms and processing facility are part of a co-op of 700 farmers. Xagave believes in fair trade and pays growers a fair price — nectar for Xagave is never purchased in the open market. This relationship with growers enables us to offer a product of consistently superior quality.

The Xagave Cookbook, Delicious Meets Nutritious,
is the most extensive cookbook available dedicated to cooking with agave nectar. This beautiful full-color 129 page book contains everything from full meals to appetizers to desserts, sauces, salad dressings, quick breads, beverages and much more. In addition, it contains an extensive overview of the health benefits and cooking properties of agave. Stay-open spiral binding makes it easy to use. This is a must have, life changing cookbook for anyone who wants to lower their caloric intake and improve their health.

Jug & Bottle Sizes: Xagave comes in your choice of five container sizes, as well as multi-container packages. Most packages are labeled in both troy and fluid measure: Gallon jug, 5 lb. bottle (80 fl. oz.), 23.5 oz bottle (16.9 oz. liquid), and 11.75 oz. bottle (8.5 fl. oz.). The optional dispensing pump fits the 5 lb size of bottle.

New Individual Packets: Xagave can now go with you anywhere, with individual packets. Each packet provides equal sweetness to 2 teaspoons of sugar, and the packets come in a box of 30.

Xagave clearly is "The Sweet, Satisfying & Sensible Choice"™

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Please note: We no longer carry the gallon size of Xagave because your cost per ounce in the 5 lb. size has actually become lower than in the gallons (due to the popularity of the 5 lb. container economy of scale). With the product actually costing more in the gallon jugs, that size no longer made sense for anyone.


I love Xagave! I use it to replace white sugar in my baking and morning smoothies, so I like to purchase in larger sizes. I love that Xagave has an 18 month shelf life, it doesn't crystallize like honey and especially love that it is an all natural, low-glycemic index sugar replacement! Thank you for continuing to carry quality products, and for carrying the gallon size. Xagave is a great product! Stacey H, Greensboro NC

Xagave Sugar Exchange Table
Food Category
Amount of Xagave
vs. Sugar
Calories Saved
(per cup basis)
Beverages (lemonade,
powdered beverages such as
Kool-Aid, etc.)
Use 1/2 to 2/3 cup of Xagave for
each cup of sugar (or 50% to
66% of the amount called for)
180 to 330 calories per cup
savings (23% to 42%)
Cooking (sauces, salad
dressings, etc.)
Use 1/2 cup of Xagave for each
cup of sugar (or 50% of the
amount called for)
330 calories per cup savings
(42%)
Baking (cakes, brownies,
cookies, etc.)
Use 2/3 cup of Xagave for each
cup of sugar (or 66% of the
amount called for)
180 calories per cup savings
(23%)
Canning (canned fruits,
jams, jellies, etc.
Use 1/2 cup of Xagave for each
cup of sugar (or 50% of the
amount called for)
330 calories per cup savings
(42%)

Xagave Quick Facts
Key benefits of Xagave, the Sweet, Satisfying and Sensible™ choice!

#1 Sweeter than Sugar... Xagave is sweeter than sugar. In fact, it is 1.4 times sweeter than sugar so you use less to achieve the same level of sweetness.

#2 Saves Calories.... Xagave can be used in all of your favorite recipes. Typically, you will substitute 1/2 cup of Xagave for every cup of sugar called for. Thus, Xagave saves between 25 to 40% in carbohydrate calories. In addition, the Inulin permits the reduction of fats in baked items which significantly reduces calories even further.

#3 Delicious Taste... Xagave is a great-tasting, natural sweetener. It is even being used by restaurants in beverages and sauces and is preferred over sugar. It has even been kid-tested in Kool-Aid, Zucchini Bread and numerous other recipes without detection or rejection!

#4 Low Glycemic Index... Xagave 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.

#5 Provides Inulin... Xagave contains Inulin, a prebiotic fiber, that studies have shown promotes 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.

#6 More Satisfying & Great for Dieters... The combination of low GI and Inulin make Xagave a very satisfying sweetener. Unlike sugar, honey or high fructose corn syrup, Xagave does not spike blood sugar levels; thereby avoiding the highs and lows of sugar and corresponding cravings and over consumption associated with roller coaster blood sugar levels.

#7 Versatile & Easy to Cook With... Xagave is highly soluble 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 Delicious Meets Nutritious™ for jams, cakes, breads, salad dressing, desserts, cookies and sauces. In addition, the cookbook has a Sugar Exchange Table that shows how to use Xagave in any recipe — it truly is the Complete Sugar Replacement™.

#8 Contains Calcium, Iron & Other Vitamins and Minerals.... Xagave is a natural and organic certified product, derived from the root of the agave plant. The nectar is processed, in order to prevent fermentation, at temperatures that do not exceed 117° which is considered “raw” by most standards. Xagave is not derived from an animal and is appropriate for a vegan diet. Due to its raw condition, Xagave retains its naturally occurring vitamins and minerals and has a particularly high concentration of calcium — 17% of daily requirements in one (1) tablespoon.


Xagave™ Sweetener FAQ
Q. How is Xagave pronounced?

A. zah-GAH-vay

Q. What is Xagave?

A. Xagave is an organic and proprietary blend of Agave Salmiana (“White Agave”) and Inulin from Agave Tequilana (“Blue Agave”). This is the only blend of its kind and makes Xagave the best tasting and healthiest agave on the market. In addition, its standardized Inulin content ensures that Xagave has the best and most consistent cooking qualities. Xagave is loaded with calcium, Inulin and other vitamins and minerals. Xagave is extracted from the root or “bulb” of the agave plant. The plant takes 7 to 8 eight years to mature before the nectar can be extracted. The nectar is then processed, to avoid fermentation with organic enzymes and heated to 117° Fahrenheit; hence, it is considered a “raw” product. No other agave on the market has the same great taste, is as versatile as a sweetener, or has the same health benefits of Xagave.

Q. Where does Xagave come from?

A. Xagave comes from central Mexico; the only place in the world that agave nectar is grown and produced. BetterBody Foods & Nutrition has a direct relationship with a co-op of farmers that grow and produce agave nectar. The co-op and BetterBody Foods believe in fair trade and practice and purchase the product at a fair price. Other agaves are purchased on the open market without any idea of where the agave was grown or how it was grown. The farms and the production facility for Xagave are USDA Organic certified. We then blend the White Agave and the Inulin from the Blue Agave and bottle and package it in our own facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, to ensure quality.

Q. What can Xagave be used for?

A. Xagave is the “sweet, satisfying and sensible “choice ™ for all of your sweetening needs. Xagave is a “complete sugar replacement”™ and can be used for cooking, canning, baking and as a tabletop sweetener for your coffee, tea and cereal. It is wonderful in sauces, salad dressings, cakes, cookies, breads, pies and practically anything that you can imagine. To better understand how to use Xagave, please refer to our Sugar Exchange Table. We also highly recommend purchasing “Delicious Meets Nutritious”, the comprehensive cookbook devoted to the use of Xagave.

Q. Why is Xagave better for me than sugar or honey?

A. Honey and sugar are both in the HIGH category on the Glycemic Index (GI) Scale (approximately 90). Foods that are high on the Glycemic Index Scale spike blood sugar levels and promote weight gain. Why? Because foods that spike your blood sugar level give you instant energy, then just as quickly the energy depletes, thereby making you hungry, tired and lethargic — so you eat more to get that energetic feeling back. Xagave, on the other hand, is a low GI food (approximately 30) and contains Inulin, a prebiotic fiber. Hence, due to its low GI and fiber content, Xagave does not spike your blood sugar level, which balances your energy levels. In addition, it satiates you when consumed (i.e., makes you feel satisfied) and, therefore, you eat less. Xagave is also 1.4 times sweeter than both honey and sugar so you use less and save calories without sacrificing the sweetness in your foods. Furthermore, Xagave has a number of health benefits that cannot be matched by any other sweetener. Xagave contains calcium and Inulin, which studies have shown is good for the bacteria in your lower intestine, which promotes a healthy digestive tract. As little as 5 to 10 grams of Inulin a day boosts the immune system, promotes regularity, improves calcium absorption and increases bone density. Xagave contains 7.5 grams of Inulin in three tablespoons.

Q. How many calories does Xagave have versus sugar?

A. Xagave has about 900 calories per cup. By comparison, sugar has about 800 calories per cup, but you only use 1/2 to 2/3 of a cup of Xagave for each cup of sugar. So for each cup of sugar called for in a recipe, you save between 200 and 350 calories per cup of sugar called for when using Xagave. In addition, Xagave contains Inulin, to which the FDA requires that we ascribe 4 calories per gram — the same number of calories as any other carbohydrate, including sugar. But in fact, Inulin is not digested in you upper digestive tract and has no caloric effect on the body. Xagave is 12% Inulin, so you can safely reduce the total calories by another 12%. Therefore, Sugar and Xagave, on a cup for cup basis, have the same number of calories (about 800) but with Xagave you only use 1/2 the amount and save about 50% in calories.

Q. How will Xagave save me calories?

A. Because Xagave is 1.4 times sweeter than sugar, you use smaller amounts, without sacrificing taste, thereby saving calories. In addition, Xagave contains Inulin, a prebiotic fiber that, unlike sugar or high fructose corn syrup acts to satiate you, so you eat less. Furthermore, the Inulin permits you to reduce fats in the foods that you prepare without sacrificing taste or texture. For example, the Zucchini Bread in Delicious Meets Nutritious that is made with Xagave is about 100 calories less per slice than the sugar recipe. You will also save thousand of calories on jams, cakes and pies found in the cookbook. For you own recipes, please refer to the Sugar Exchange Table that provides the appropriate exchange of Xagave for sugar, whether cooking, canning, baking or making beverages. On average, you will save between 25 to 40% in calories when using Xagave. We encourage you to look at our cookbook, Delicious Meets Nutritious, for hundreds of delicious, quick-to-make, calorie-saving recipes.

Q. What is Inulin?

A. Inulin is a prebiotic fiber found in 3500 fruits and vegetables. Think of it as food for your lower intestine that makes it healthy and lets it function properly. Studies have shown that Inulin boosts the immune system, promotes regularity, enhances calcium absorption and increases bone density. It's a fantastic ingredient in any food and should be included in everyone’s diet. Studies suggest 5 to 10 grams per day to achieve the health benefits outlined above. Xagave has 7.5 grams in three tablespoons. In addition, Inulin has been utilized in the commercial baking industry to enhance the taste and texture of low-fat and low-sugar baked goods because it improves the “mouth feel” of foods. This is why when Xagave is utilized in recipes; the taste and texture of foods are enhanced.

Q. What is the Glycemic Index and why is it important?

A. Glycemic Index (GI) is a measure of how quickly carbohydrates turn to sugar so that the body can utilize it as energy. The higher the number on the Glycemic Index Scale, the quicker the food item turns to sugar. Sugar, honey and white flour are all high on the Glycemic Index Scale. The problem with high GI foods is that if the body cannot immediately utilize the energy, the energy is stored as fat. As this happens, you begin to fell lethargic and you begin to crave the foods that give you more energy. Thus, high GI foods create a vicious cycle of over consumption. High GI foods are also one of the major causes of our weight problems and the corresponding chronic diseases of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. On the other hand, low GI foods, like Xagave, take longer for the body to break the food down creating a balance of energy so you do not feel the “highs” and “lows” that high GI foods create. You also feel more satisfied longer with low GI foods, thus causing you to feel better and consume less. Xagave is a low GI food (30 vs. sugar and honey which are 90). It is recommended that the foods you eat be below a 50 on the GI scale.

Q. Is Xagave approved by the Food and Drug Administration?

A. Yes, Xagave is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and complies with all the requirements of the USP and FCC.

Q. Is Xagave gluten free?

A. Yes, Xagave is gluten free and is completely 100% raw and organic with no other added ingredients.

Q. Is Xagave safe for diabetics?

A. Yes, it appears to be safe for Type II Diabetics due to its low GI (approximately 30) index, however, we caution you, and recommend, that you check with your doctor before consumption. We have had numerous diabetics use Xagave in their foods and swear by it.

Q. Is Xagave safe for pregnant woman?

A. Yes, it appears to be. We have not heard of anyone experiencing any negative effects. Again, we recommend that you talk with you doctor. We believe that this concern arose due to the fact that honey is not recommended for pregnant woman. Xagave, however, is derived from the root of the agave plant and is an organic, natural product. No bees participate in its production.

Q. What is the shelf life of Xagave?

A. Xagave has a long shelf life. Our product has been tested by independent labs and they have confirmed a shelf life of 18 months. We have heard of instances of a 2 to 3 year shelf life, however, we recommend replenishment more often than that.

Q. Do I need to refrigerate Xagave after opening?

A. No. You can leave the opened bottle on your counter or in your pantry for convenient use.

Q. How many calories does Xagave have versus sugar?

A. Xagave has about 900 calories per cup. By comparison, sugar has about 800 calories per cup, but you only use 1/2 to 2/3 of a cup of Xagave for each cup of sugar. So for each cup of sugar called for in a recipe, you save between 200 and 350 calories per cup of sugar called for when using Xagave. In addition, Xagave contains Inulin, which the FDA requires that we ascribe 4 calories per gram — the same number of calories as any other carbohydrate, including sugar. But in fact, Inulin is not digested in you upper digestive tract and has no caloric effect on the body. Xagave is 12% Inulin, so you can safely reduce the total calories by another 12%. Therefore, Sugar and Xagave, on a cup for cup basis, have the same number of calories (about 800) but with Xagave you only use 1/2 the amount and save about 50% in calories.


Formal Response to Dr. Mercola

April 2, 2010

By Stephen Richard, President of BetterBody Foods & Nutrition, the company that proudly produces Xagave brand agave nectar.

Dear Consumers,

Dr. Joseph Mercola has recently spoken out against agave on several grounds. The information presented by Dr. Mercola is both misleading and inaccurate. As such, I would like to discuss the claims made in Dr. Mercola’s article point by point in an effort to give consumers a more accurate picture of the nature and qualities of agave nectar. While I cannot speak for all agave nectar, I can speak authoritatively about Xagave, a premium blend of Agave Salmiana (white agave) and inulin from Agave Tequilana. Xagave is a versatile, low-glycemic sweetener that can be used for cooking, canning and baking and will save a significant number of calories when used. The caloric savings comes from both reduced sugar amounts and reduced fat.

Here are my responses to Dr. Mercola’s claims:

CLAIM: Agave is processed from the “starch” of the agave plant and thus the same process is used to derive fructose as HFCS. Here is what Dr. Mercola states:

“In spite of manufacturer’s claims, agave “nectar” is not made from the sap of the yucca or agave plant but from the starch of its pineapple-like root bulb. The root is comprised mainly of starch, similar to corn, and a complex carbohydrate called inulin, which is made up of fructose molecules.

The process by which agave starch and inulin are converted into “nectar” is VERY similar to the process by which cornstarch is converted into HFCS1.”

RESPONSE: This is absolutely not true. In fact, there is no starch in the agave plant. The agave plant contains fructans, including a prebiotic fiber called inulin. This prebiotic fiber breaks down into two sugars, fructose and glucose, when heated. This is a simple, chemical-free process, which is very different from the conversion of cornstarch to fructose. Corn is a starch that contains no natural fructose. The starch must be converted through a chemical process to create fructose. This is just not the case with agave.

Specifically with Xagave, the fructans are broken down into sugars by introducing GMO-free, organically certified enzymes. The enzymes allow us to process our agave at very low temperatures and maintain “raw” status.

CLAIM: The process utilizes genetically modified organisms and various chemical agents. Here is what Dr. Mercola says:

“The agave starch is converted into fructose-rich syrup using genetically modified enzymes and a chemically intensive process involving caustic acids, clarifiers, and filtration chemicals”

RESPONSE: Once again, I cannot speak for all agave nectars. With respect to Xagave, we have a GMO free certificate on file and our product is USDA Organically certified as well as Bioagricert Certified (the European equivalent of USDA Organic Certification). In short, there are no genetically modified organisms or chemicals used in the processing of Xagave brand agave nectar. Conversely, HFCS cannot get an organic certification.

CLAIM: There are different colors of agave and the differing colors are a result of poor quality. He states:

“Due to poor quality control in Mexican processing plants, some of the syrup gets burnt. Hence, the darker amber color. Of course, this poor quality control is marketed as an “artisan” variation, like amber beer, when in fact it contains higher levels of toxic impurities that arise from the sugar-heating process.”

RESPONSE: There are different colors or shades of agave — light, amber and dark. It is true that the darker the shade, the longer it has been processed. The additional heat brings out a stronger agave flavor with honey-nutty-flowery notes to it. It is by no means “burnt” as if it is an accident or under poor quality control situations. Xagave is processed in a plant that meets USDA organic certification and European certification requirements. The facility also meets Kosher certification. In fact, our facilities meets the highest level of Kosher certification which is “Passover certification”. I have personally visited the facility several times and reviewed the process and I feel confident in saying that it is of the highest quality.

CLAIM: Agave is bad for you because of its high fructose content and no nutritional value. Dr. Mercola states:

“While agave syrup does have a low-glycemic index, so does antifreeze — that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Agave syrup has the highest fructose content of any commercial sweetener — ranging from 70 to 97 percent, depending on the brand, which is FAR HIGHER than high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which averages 55 percent”

RESPONSE: Again, I cannot speak for all agaves, but specifically with respect to Xagave, it is comprised of 47% fructose, 17% glucose, 12% inulin, with the balance being water containing vitamins and minerals. Xagave’s fructose content is lower than sugar, lower than HFCS and is about the same as honey. What is more, Xagave has less total sugars than all these sweeteners. Here is a chart for comparison:

Sweetener Comparison Chart
Item
Fructose
Glucose
Total
Sugar***

Calories per
100 grams

Glycemic
Index
Sugar*
50%
50%
97%
500
64
Honey
38 to 42%
35 to 40%
80 to 84%
304
62
Date Paste**
32%
34%
70 to 80%
270
103
HFCS
55 to 90%
45 to 10%
100%
370
62
Xagave
47%
17%
64%
308
30 to 35

Sugar is actually sucrose, but sucrose, upon consumption breaks down into fructose and glucose in roughly equal parts.

*Information was not readily available on date paste, so the author utilized medjool dates as the metric.

*** Total Sugars exceed fructose and glucose because of other sugars such as sucrose and maltose.

Now, lets compare the amount of fructose in an apple to the amount of fructose in Xagave. An average size Fuji Apple (my favorite) weighs between 180 and 300 grams and will contain about 15 to 25 grams of sugar. In a large apple, the 25 grams would be split about 15 to 18 grams of fructose and about 5 to 8 grams of glucose. Two tablespoons of Xagave has about 18 grams of fructose and 3 grams of glucose. Thus, two tablespoons of Xagave has about the same fructose as one large apple and less glucose. Lets drill down even further and see how many grams of sugars you would have in one serving of Zucchini Bread on page 49 of Delicious Meets Nutritious – surprise, it is 1 tablespoon or half the total sugar of an apple!

To view an independent lab analysis of Xagave click here.

CLAIM: Agave is void of nutritional value. His statement is as follows:

“Nutrient Void. Agave syrup is not a whole food — it is fractionated and processed, devoid of the nutrients contained in the original, whole plant.”

RESPONSE: Again, I cannot speak for all agave, but Xagave contains inulin, calcium, iron and other vitamins and minerals. One tablespoon of Xagave contains 17% of your daily requirements of calcium. Inulin, a prebiotic fiber, has been shown in numerous studies to improve digestive health, including improved mortality, increased calcium absorption, and increased bone density. In addition, in a study by Johns Hopkins University, Inulin was shown to boost your immune system. This study was based upon consumption of 5 grams of inulin per day with 125 persons. The study showed that the group consuming inulin experienced significantly less diarrhea, fever and absenteeism due to illness. Xagave has 2.5 grams per tablespoon. In addition, inulin has been shown to moderate blood sugar levels.

Summary:

Here are the benefits of Xagave. These benefits are based on numbers and objective criteria.

  • Xagave is sweeter than sugar so you use less and save calories. The caloric savings depends on whether you are cooking, canning or baking, but the caloric impact can be significant. I created most of the recipes in Delicious Meets Nutritious and spent time calculating the calories in each recipe compared to the sugar alternative. For example, our Whole Wheat Pineapple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is 3500 calories less than the traditional sugar recipes and tastes better.
  • Xagave helps save calories from fat. Xagave contains inulin, which has been used by commercial baking industry for years to improve the “mouth feel” of low fat and low sugar foods. This is a little known fact, but you will find that the recipes in Delicious Meets Nutritious are not only lower in sugar and carbohydrate calories but also lower in fat calories.
  • Xagave is a low Glycemic Index Food. Xagave is between 30 and 35 on the Glycemic Index and is in the low category. This test was conducted by an independent laboratory — the actual independent lab results of the test can be found here.
  • Xagave contains Inulin, a prebiotic fiber, that has been shown to improve digestive health. The studies of the benefits of inulin have been conducted by such credible institutions as Johns Hopkins University.
  • Xagave’s fructose content is lower than HFCS. Additionally, Xagave contains less fructose than sugar and roughly equivalent to that of honey and has less glucose and total sugar than all three.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and you may reprint this information in your blogs.

Best regards,
Stephen Richards
President and CEO
BetterBody Foods & Nutrition


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