Organic Blue Agave

Posted on August 22, 2007 by Allie

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Well, it’s no secret that I have a sweet tooth and love a good sugary splurge every once and awhile. But I’m also health conscious, and concerned about the effects of too much processed sugar on my body.

My rule is if it’s sweet, it has to be worth it. Green Tea Ginger Ice Cream – worth it. Newman-O’s – worth it. Chocolate in any form – worth it. Sugar or honey in my morning cup of tea – not worth it.

Organic Blue Agave offers natural sweetness without the blood sugar spike. This sweet, mild nectar is a perfect multi-purpose sweetener for beverages, fresh fruit and general table-top use. With a glycemic index of 39 or less, it is the preferred sweetener of many diabetics and those trying to control their blood sugar.

It tastes like honey, and a few drops are all it takes to sweeten up a cup of tea.

It’s also great for baking. The last time I made zucchini muffins, I halved the sugar and added some Agave. I didn’t miss the sugar at all. Check out the Wholesome Sweeteners website for some great recipes.

4 Comments +

  1. [...] If you can’t give up the sweet drinks, brew some iced tea and sweeten it with agave syrup. [...]

    April 30th, 2008 at 7:57 pm
    Pingback by Allie’s Answers » Blog Archive » Icky Ingredients — High Fructose Corn Syrup
  2. [...] 2-3 tablespoons of Agave Syrup [...]

    May 14th, 2008 at 4:38 pm
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  3. [...] love making iced tea with agave syrup.  A tablespoon of agave syrup is only 60 calories, and a little goes a long way.  Putting a full [...]

    July 10th, 2008 at 4:57 pm
    Pingback by Allie’s Answers » Blog Archive » HFCS Free - Diet Soda and Sweetener Subsitutes
  4. Why on earth would you recommend sweetening your tea with agave nectar vs. table sugar (50:50 fructose-glucose) when agave nectar has a composition that can be over 90% fructose?

    I am a professor and biochemist and am always trying to find new information to inform my students about foods they should not be eating too much of. The information on high fructose corn syrup was good, but agave nectar is not the answer to sweet cravings.

    The danger here is too much refined fructose in the diet which is metabolized differently than glucose, the primary sugar that your body was designed to metabolize efficiently.

    Please let people know this about Agave nectar so they don’t go overboard with it. It is not a silver bullet for sugar cravings. Honey is much better than Agave as a natural sweetener.

    Thanks.

    July 9th, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    Comment by Laura Frost

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