Ojio Agave Powder Naturally produced Agave Powder is a low-glycemic, healthy alternative to sugar and sugar substitutes, containing nearly 45% inulin, a prebiotic fiber that promotes healthy intestinal flora and calcium absorption. Agave Powder is highly soluble in water and is an excellent sweetener for: ? teas ? smoothies ? desserts ? baked goods ? cereals, and more Ojio Agave Powder can be used as a 1:1 ratio substitute for sugar. Because agave powder is slightly less sweet, many cooks like to add additional fruit, like dates or bananas, when baking with agave powder to increase the sweetness in a recipe. Ojio Agave Powder is sourced from the Jalisco Province of Mexico, in the land that produces the very best agave: Tequiliana Agave Weber variety. The volcanic soils of Jalisco Province is rich in minerals and encourages the steady growth of a variety of useful plants for harvest. Although the weather is arid, the bountiful rainy season provides the groundwater for healthy annual growth. The agave plant is a suculent that absorbs and uses its own water supply to sustain itself. It takes 5 to 8 years for the agave to reach a harvestable stage. When it is ready for harvesting, the center of the agave is cut at ground level and the large leaves are cut away. The rich sap is then pressed out to begin the process of reducing it to a low-glycemic sweetener. The Agave has been harvested in this way for hundreds of years, and now you can enjoy this low glycemic sweetener straight from the Jalisco Province. Gluten- Free, USDA-certified Organic, and naturally Raw. 8 oz/ 227g About Ojio, the company Ojio is on a mission to seek out the most mineral-rich, nutrient dense micro-environments and growing regions on earth; so that these uniquely pristine sources of superior foods can help people achieve their goal of healthy, natural, and vibrant nutrition. Ojio has spent years uncovering pristine micro-environments with perfect climates for growing and harvesting each of their superfood products. Working in partnerships and alliances with their suppliers, Ojio insures a dependable supply of consistent quality meets the highest standards for purity and organic compliance. Ojio (prounounced Oo-gee-oo) meets with local growers and assists them with organic certifications where appropriate, then allows them to retain their time-tested ways of growing the very foods that have sustained them for centuries. Ojio products are sourced from these local farmers in the Gran Chaco region of Argentina; farming villages in China?s Lowlands; the grasslands of the Northern Great Plains; the Andes Mountains of Peru; and tropical paradises like the Islands of the Philippines, and the Rainforests of Peru, Brazil, and Ecuador.