Friday, 5 March 2010
This sweetener, from the blue agave plant in Mexico, is probably my favorite sweetener. It is 25% sweeter than sugar, but does not cause blood sugar spikes.
It comes from the same plant as tequila. I never liked alcoholic beverages, except for tequila, so perhaps this spiky plant has more to recommend it than its appearance would indicate.
When the pinons ("pineapples" they call them) are cut off, they then extract a pulp which is heated and which releases the syrup.
I put agave nectar in my tea every morning. It can also be used in baking.
My article about blue agave is at:
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