In Mexico and Central America, grows a monster of a plant known as the Blue AGAVE. It is a succulent, like a cactus or yucca plant. If you can imagine an Aloe Vera plant weighing hundreds of pounds and as tall as a person, then you have an idea of what this AGAVE plant is like. Agave is an ancient plant known for its food value. Until recently, it has probably been best known as the plant from which tequila is distilled. Today it is well known by the health conscious as a sweetener for foods.
We understand that there are a few people who don’t like the taste of honey (It’s really hard for us to imagine, but we hear it’s true), agave nectar may well be for them, It makes a wonderful sweetener for many purposes especially as a replacement for sugar in cooking. In spite of its mild flavor, less agave is needed to replace sugar in recipes (about 2/3 agave by volume when substituting for sugar).
If you are diabetic, then you probably know AGAVE NECTAR as the blessing it is. It has a lower glycemic index than sugar or even honey; yet it has no bitter aftertaste like many artificial sweeteners do. Two Tbsp. of Agave Nectar has a glycemic index of 30, and a glycemic load of 9.6. That is little more than half that of a medium fresh apple; and two Tbsp. of agave nectar can put a lot of sweet on something. Try it in coffee and tea! We hope you enjoy it!