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6/1/09 3:39 P

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Excellent article! It answered some of my questions about the fructose content and its affect on blood sugar (another thread)

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6/1/09 3:32 P

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Good blog about agave, effects on blood sugar, and recipes:
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5/8/09 1:03 A

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No I have not tried Agave Nectar yet. I'm going to pick some up at the store this weekend and see if I like it.

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5/7/09 2:06 P

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I have agave on my shopping list, along with some organic decaf tea.



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5/6/09 9:14 P

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I use agave on my Banana Nut Snack Wrap (in the TEAM cookbook) I just use a tiny drizzle. It's FABULOUS! I think it MAY be a little less sweet than honey... although I have heard that it is SWEETER than sugar. Hmmmm...

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5/6/09 9:01 P

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I love agave.

I'm trying to use it to sweeten my tea, as I don't like to use sugar and I no longer want to use Splenda. I tried it this last weekend and didn't use enough, so I need to try again....

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5/5/09 12:38 P

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Yes, we use it. I alternate between honey and agave. It has a mild taste. We use it for oatmeal and to dip cold chicken!

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5/3/09 2:40 P

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I put a little of it in my coffee. Love it.
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I use agave nectar, 1/2 T in my oatmeal (steel cut). It's actually very tasty and very sweet. 1/2 T on cottage cheese with peaches is also very delicious. And adds only 30 calories!

After reading that it's used for tequila gives me a better understanding of why I like it. ROFL!

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5/3/09 10:55 A

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One of the big enemies of those who follow a clean eating lifestyle is sugar. Sugar is a hard habit to break and luckily there are several sugar substitutes on the market. However, if you donít like sugar substitutes that are created in a lab, then you may opt for natural substitutes like stevia or agave nectar.

I have only recently heard of agave nectar myself as I was researching sugar substitutes after coming across the different ones available in the sugar aisle of the supermarket. I was wondering what other natural substitutes were available besides stevia.

The Facts About Agave Nectar

Agave nectar (also called agave syrup) is derived from the agave plant. If you are not familiar with the agave plant, it is also used to make tequila (Blue Agave). The syrup is commercially produced in Mexico. It is much sweeter than honey but less viscous.

It is popular for use as a sugar substitute and has a low glycemic index, but I am not sure how safe it is for diabetics. It is usually used as replacement for honey in recipes and is about 40% sweeter than sugar.

Overall, it seems to be a good natural sugar substitute but itís always good to do your own research. Have you tried agave nectar?

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agave_nectar

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