VivAgave: Organic Agave Inulin Powder
VivAgave is a soluble fiber derived from the organic blue agave plant. Add a tablespoon added in yogurt, oatmeal, milk, coffee or even mac n’ cheese and you’ve upped your fiber intake 40% of the recommended daily intake–in 40 calories.
VivAgave is available in 3 varieties: plain, vanilla and cocoa. The flavor of both the plain and vanilla is very subtle (nearly tasteless, really), though the vanilla had a delicious scent. I didn’t try to cocoa so I’m not sure about that one.
With agave’s connection to the sweet and syrupy agave nectar, I was expecting this to be sweet. It’s not. Which is fine, but don’t add it to a recipe as a sugar substitute or you’ll wonder why that banana bread tastes really different. 😉 You can, however, add it as an addition to said banana bread recipe for a healthy fiber boost.
Among other selling points of the product, it’s a Prebiotic can be used to aid in the growth of “good” intestinal bacteria, it has a minimal impact on blood sugar and will not raise triglycerides, and inulin helps the body absorb calcium and magnesium.
Thanks to Isabella for sending me some to sample!