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Agave nectar nutrition, glycemic index, calories, net carbs & more

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*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams
Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan by Victoria Mazmanyan | Last updated on February 10, 2022
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Agave nectar

Carbohydrates in Agave Nectar

Agave nectar, also known as maguey syrup or agave syrup, is a natural sweetener produced from agave succulents. Naturally, agave nectar is very high in carbohydrates, consisting of 76% carbs, 23% water, and less than 1% other nutrients.

Carbohydrates per 100g

A 100g serving of agave nectar, equalling nearly 5tbsp, contains 76.37g carbohydrates.

This puts agave nectar in the top 6% of foods as a source of carbohydrates.

A hundred grams of agave nectar provide 25% of the daily needed value of carbohydrates.

Macronutrients chart

77% 23%
Protein:
Daily Value: 0%
0.09 g of 50 g
0%
Fats:
Daily Value: 1%
0.45 g of 65 g
1%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 25%
76.37 g of 300 g
25%
Water:
Daily Value: 1%
22.94 g of 2,000 g
1%
Other:
0.15 g

Carbohydrates per Serving Size

One average serving size of agave nectar per person is a quarter cup weighing 55g.

One serving size of agave nectar provides 42g of carbohydrates.

Carbohydrate Breakdown

The carbohydrate content of agave nectar consists of 99.7% net carbs and only 0.3% of dietary fiber.

Fiber content ratio for Agave nectar

68.03% 8.14%
Sugar: 68.03 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Other: 8.14 g

Sugar Breakdown

Agave nectar’s sugar content is composed of two sugars - fructose and glucose. Fructose comprises 82% of sugars, while glucose makes up the other 18%.

Carbohydrate type breakdown

12.43% 55.6%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 12.43 g
Fructose: 55.6 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g

Comparison to Other Sweeteners

If interested, you can read the complete nutrition and health impact comparison of “Agave Nectar vs. Honey.”

By looking at the table below, you can see how agave nectar compares to other sweeteners in terms of carbohydrate content.

Food

Carbohydrates, per serving

Carbohydrates, per 100g

Agave Nectar

42g (¼ cup or 55g)

76g

Corn Syrup

65g (¼ cup or 83g)

78g

Maple Syrup

56g (¼ cup or 83g)

67g

Honey

17g (1tbs or 21g)

82g

Brown Sugar

4g (1tsp or 4.2g)

98g

Sugar

4g (1tsp or 4.2g)

100g

Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Last updated: February 10, 2022

Important nutritional characteristics for Agave nectar

Agave nectar
Glycemic index ⓘ Source:
Check out our Glycemic index chart page for the full list.
13 (low)
Insulin index ⓘ
N/A
Calories
310
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols
76.17 grams
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
0.25 cup (55 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
-0 (neutral)
96% Net carbs
94% Carbs
80% Vitamin C
78% Sugar
72% Calories
Explanation: The given food contains more Net carbs than 96% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Net carbs than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Carbs, Vitamin C, Sugar, and Calories.

Agave nectar Glycemic index (GI)

13

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 1% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 10% 8%
Calcium: 1 mg of 1,000 mg 0%
Iron: 0.09 mg of 8 mg 1%
Magnesium: 1 mg of 420 mg 0%
Phosphorus: 1 mg of 700 mg 0%
Potassium: 4 mg of 3,400 mg 0%
Sodium: 4 mg of 2,300 mg 0%
Zinc: 0.01 mg of 11 mg 0%
Copper: 0.009 mg of 1 mg 1%
Manganese: 0.005 mg of 2 mg 0%
Selenium: 1.7 µg of 55 µg 3%
Choline: 13.3 mg of 550 mg 2%

Mineral chart - relative view

Selenium
1.7 µg
TOP 78%
Choline
13.3 mg
TOP 82%
Sodium
4 mg
TOP 92%
Iron
0.09 mg
TOP 93%
Manganese
0.005 mg
TOP 96%
Copper
0.009 mg
TOP 96%
Calcium
1 mg
TOP 97%
Phosphorus
1 mg
TOP 97%
Magnesium
1 mg
TOP 97%
Potassium
4 mg
TOP 98%
Zinc
0.01 mg
TOP 98%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 20% 0% 57% 31% 39% 13% 0% 54% 23% 0% 57%
Vitamin A: 156 IU of 5,000 IU 3%
Vitamin E : 0.98 mg of 15 mg 7%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 17 mg of 90 mg 19%
Vitamin B1: 0.122 mg of 1 mg 10%
Vitamin B2: 0.165 mg of 1 mg 13%
Vitamin B3: 0.689 mg of 16 mg 4%
Vitamin B5: 0 mg of 5 mg 0%
Vitamin B6: 0.234 mg of 1 mg 18%
Folate: 30 µg of 400 µg 8%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: 22.5 µg of 120 µg 19%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin C
17 mg
TOP 20%
Vitamin A
156 IU
TOP 37%
Folate
30 µg
TOP 42%
Vitamin B1
0.122 mg
TOP 43%
Vitamin B6
0.234 mg
TOP 45%
Vitamin E
0.98 mg
TOP 47%
Vitamin K
22.5 µg
TOP 47%
Vitamin B2
0.165 mg
TOP 55%
Vitamin B3
0.689 mg
TOP 74%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%

All nutrients for Agave nectar per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Net carbs N/A 4% 76.17g 1.4 times more than Chocolate Chocolate
Protein 0% 95% 0.09g 31.3 times less than Broccoli Broccoli
Fats 1% 81% 0.45g 74 times less than Cheese Cheese
Carbs 25% 6% 76.37g 2.7 times more than Rice Rice
Calories 16% 28% 310kcal 6.6 times more than Orange Orange
Fructose 70% 80% 55.6g 9.4 times more than Apple Apple
Sugar N/A 22% 68.03g 7.6 times more than Coca-Cola Coca-Cola
Fiber 1% 59% 0.2g 12 times less than Orange Orange
Calcium 0% 97% 1mg 125 times less than Milk Milk
Iron 1% 93% 0.09mg 28.9 times less than Beef Beef
Magnesium 0% 97% 1mg 140 times less than Almond Almond
Phosphorus 0% 97% 1mg 182 times less than Chicken meat Chicken meat
Potassium 0% 98% 4mg 36.8 times less than Cucumber Cucumber
Sodium 0% 92% 4mg 122.5 times less than White Bread White Bread
Zinc 0% 98% 0.01mg 631 times less than Beef Beef
Copper 1% 96% 0.01mg 15.8 times less than Shiitake Shiitake
Vitamin E 7% 47% 0.98mg 1.5 times less than Kiwifruit Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 0% 100% 0µg N/A Egg
Vitamin C 19% 20% 17mg 3.1 times less than Lemon Lemon
Vitamin B1 10% 43% 0.12mg 2.2 times less than Pea Pea
Vitamin B2 13% 55% 0.17mg 1.3 times more than Avocado Avocado
Vitamin B3 4% 74% 0.69mg 13.9 times less than Turkey meat Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 18% 45% 0.23mg 2 times more than Oat Oat
Folate 8% 42% 30µg 2 times less than Brussels sprout Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 0% 100% 0µg N/A Pork
Vitamin K 19% 47% 22.5µg 4.5 times less than Broccoli Broccoli
Cholesterol 0% 100% 0mg N/A Egg
Saturated Fat 0% 100% 0g N/A Beef
Monounsaturated Fat N/A 100% 0g N/A Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat N/A 100% 0g N/A Walnut

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 310
% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 4mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate 76g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 0g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 1mg 0%

Iron 0mg 0%

Potassium 4mg 0%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
ok
 ⓘ Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
Source
No Trans Fats
ok
 ⓘ Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
Source
Low in Saturated Fats
ok
 ⓘ Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
Source
Low in Sodium
ok
 ⓘ Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
Source
Low in Sugars
limit break
 ⓘ While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
Source

Agave nectar nutrition infographic

Agave nectar nutrition infographic
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170277/nutrients

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