Jonathon that is the way the Agave works, no impact on glycemic index. With the changes in the gut, I have lost certain base proteins and chemicals that process foods. Pro-biotics are a daily friend along with supplements that remove excess sugar from my system I take just before my meals. It is really weird, because you crave the sugar, you eat the source, and if you over do it you feel sick. Sugar in cured products don’t seem to react the same, since there is a reaction when heated with other products, such as salts. I use brown sugar and maple sugars, more than white when I cure my meats. I will have to try vegetable glycerin. Looks to be made from palm, coconut or soy. Thanks.