As many of you know I use agave in many of my recipes. I think it is an excellent TRULY NATURAL alternative to sugar. If it were not just as natural as honey I absolutely would NOT be using it. My motto is to use real products. For that reason I love Xagave. It is such a great product. Many of my friends who live here in Arizona know and love Xagave as much as I do.
Xagave sweetens food with only half the amount called for of sugar (1/2 c. Xagave = 1 c. sugar). It’s great! The cool thing about Xagave is that they use both the blue and the white agave to create their special blend. This gives it much more of a neutral sweet taste rather than the distinct taste of just blue agave. Some other great things about Xagave include these. It is organically grown, which I love! It is a very low glycemic food (about 30!) which is great for many diabetics, but again is TRULY NATURAL. A glycemic number of 30 is even lower than carrots and milk!
Because you only use half what you would of sugar you also save calories which, especially while we are trying to watch what we eat in the beginning of 2010, is excellent! Xagave has a low glycemic number so it doesn’t spike your blood sugar. This is great because you have better energy throughout the day while still enjoying your sweets. Of course, you still have to eat them in moderation, which is my challenge since they taste so good!
I love this information and wanted it to come directly from the website. “Unlike other some other nectars, Xagave contains inulin, a naturally occurring byproduct from the Agave Tequilana plant, which we have reintroduced and standardized at 11% by volume. This means that you get approximately 7 to 8 grams of inulin a day merely by consuming three tablespoons of Xagave. Inulin is a water-soluble dietary fiber that is consumed and absorbed in the lower intestine and provides”… many health benefits.
So are you ready to win some Xagave?! If you have used this product you know this is an awesome giveaway! Xagave is giving one Gluten Free Frenzy reader their Xagave cookbook (Which I have and love!) and a 25 oz. bottle of Xagave!
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:
(MANDATORY): Become a follower, publicly on here on glutenfreefrenzy.com and leave me a comment saying you did AND visit Xagave and tell me something you found interesting that makes you want to try this great product.
1. Follow Xagave on Twitter and leave a comment saying you do.
2. Follow Gluten Free Frenzy on Twitter and leave me a comment saying you do.
3. Blog about this giveaway and link back to us. Leave a comment with the link to the post. (3 entries so leave 3 comments)
This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only. No P.O. boxes. This giveaway ends Monday 2/1/2010 at 11:59 PM (MST).
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE MADE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST. EACH MUST BE MADE AS A SEPARATE COMMENT TO COUNT AS MULTIPLE ENTRIES. GOOD LUCK!
I have included pictures one of my yummy recipes made from the cookbook to get your mouth watering!