Personally I won't touch it. I use cocunut nectar or stevia (in the green leaf form not the white powder-- I sprout my own)
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Agave nectar is derived from a plant so it still is fructose-a natural sugar-in syrup form. The problem with high fructose corn syrup is for commercial use, it is extremely concentrated for sweetness and not the clear Karo corn syrup sold in stores , which is far less concentrated for home use. So if its a sweetener from a plant-chances are its still a form of sugar. As with any sugar, your body doesn't know the differance. Its really about moderation.
OK, I know corn syrup is not good but it is in darn near everything, even breads. But, I cut it out of the grocery list. How about Agave nectar? I have started using it in place of half the sugars for baking (stevia never gave me consistent flavor or texture ) and it seems to work well. It IS sweet but works in sweeet tea. So, is it going to be bad for me? Will it eventually blow my blood sugars out of whack? Is it safe?? I have Type I Diabetes.
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