Agave Nectar
by Helena Reimer
nectar can be labeled as a raw and natural sweetener.  

Agave is produced and sold in light, amber and dark colors. The lighter colored agave
has a lighter taste, while the darker colored will have a stronger taste. Flavored
agave nectar is also available and comes in flavors such as vanilla, amaretto, ginger,
walnut, strawberry mango, cappuccino, hazelnut and Irish cream. (mmm)

Unlike honey, it will not crystalize and has a shelf life of up to 12 months after
opening.

It is a good source of calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium. It has a low
glycemic index, and it does not create a sugar rush like other sweeteners. It also
helps to improve the functioning of the gallbladder by helping to break down fats.

It is a great substitute for sugar and can be used anywhere where you would use
sugar, including all drinks, smoothies, jams, sauces, and even in your baking. It is
also great for drizzling over your favorite deserts, fruit salads, pancakes, waffles, raw
cacao, and nuts.

So if you love sweets, try substituting agave for sugar for a healthier diet.


About The Author

Helena Reimer

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Agave Nectar is a natural sweetener
which comes from an agave plant
mainly grown in Mexico. Agave nectar
is good for you, but ironically it
comes from the same plant as where
tequila comes from. So its not where
the food comes from, but rather how
it is harvested and processed.

The agave juice is extracted from the
core of the plant and filtered and
heated at low temperatures below
118 degree F. The low temperatures
help to preserve the enzymes,
vitamins, and minerals, and because
of the low temperatures, agave
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