What is an Agave? It is a plant that looks like a cactus but is actually from the Lily family. It takes on average 8 years to mature before harvesting. It is grown on rich volcanic soil in Mexico and is very high in minerals and nutrients including inulin. This is the same plant that the Aztec and modern man use to make intoxicating drinks most famously tequila. Aquariva Organic Agave Syrup is a fantastic alternative to sugar. 100% natural and organic.