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The sweet skinny on agave nectar

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Find the facts about agave nectar, a natural, organic sweetener that can be used as a healthier sugar substitute. Learn where it comes from, how it's harvested, and whether it's right for your diet ...

Find the facts about agave nectar, a natural, organic sweetener that can be used as a healthier sugar substitute. Learn where it comes from, how it's harvested, and whether it's right for your diet and lifestyle.

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    The sweet skinny on agave nectar The sweet skinny on agave nectar Presentation Transcript

    • What is Agave Nectar?
    • Agave nectar is a natural sweetener, like stevia, honey and maple syrup.
    • Agave nectar is a natural sweetener, like stevia, honey and maple syrup. It’s harvested from the agave plant found in the:
    • Agave nectar is a natural sweetener, like stevia, honey and maple syrup. It’s harvested from the agave plant found in the: • Southern US
    • Agave nectar is a natural sweetener, like stevia, honey and maple syrup. It’s harvested from the agave plant found in the: • Southern US • Mexico
    • Agave nectar is a natural sweetener, like stevia, honey and maple syrup. It’s harvested from the agave plant found in the: • Southern US • Mexico • South America
    • Agave nectar is harvested from the agave plant after letting the plant grow for 7-14 years. Then:
    • Agave nectar is harvested from the agave plant after letting the plant grow for 7-14 years. Then: 1. The leaves are cut off the plant.
    • Agave nectar is harvested from the agave plant after letting the plant grow for 7-14 years. Then: 1. The leaves are cut off the plant. 2. The juice is extracted from the core.
    • Agave nectar is harvested from the agave plant after letting the plant grow for 7-14 years. Then: 1. The leaves are cut off the plant. 2. The juice is extracted from the core. 3. The juice is filtered, then heated to separate it into simple sugars.
    • Agave nectar is harvested from the agave plant after letting the plant grow for 7-14 years. Then: 1. The leaves are cut off the plant. 2. The juice is extracted from the core. 3. The juice is filtered, then heated to separate it into simple sugars. 4. The sugar juice is then concentrated into syrup.
    • Is Agave Nectar Just a Fad?
    • Is Agave Nectar Just a Fad?  People are always looking for sugar alternatives and healthier options.
    • Is Agave Nectar Just a Fad?  Agave nectar provides a sugar substitute that is 1.5 times sweeter than regular table sugar, allowing you to use less in recipes where agave is used instead of sugar.
    • Is Agave Nectar Just a Fad?  Because agave is nectar and not related to animal products, it serves as sweetener for vegan and raw food diets.
    • Is Agave Nectar Just a Fad?  With its lower glycemic index, it’s also a great option for those with health problems like diabetes.
    • How Does Agave Nectar Taste?  The darker the agave nectar, the stronger the molasses flavor. Light nectar or nectar from the white agave plant have neutral flavors.
    • But Isn’t Agave Nectar High in Fructose?  Agave nectar’s makeup contains a higher degree of fructose than sugar or high-fructose corn syrup.
    • But Isn’t Agave Nectar High in Fructose?  However, fructose is easier to absorb into the bloodstream, and it doesn’t lead to a “sugar crash” that usually comes from sugar consumption.
    • But Isn’t Agave Nectar High in Fructose?  Nutrition-wise, agave nectar contains traces of calcium and iron and potassium, while sugar has no such nutrients.
    • How to Find the Best Agave Nectar  Just because a jar of agave nectar says “natural” doesn’t make it so. Some companies process their agave nectar and still slap “natural” on the label.
    • How to Find the Best Agave Nectar  To find the best agave nectar, look for the “organic” label. There are no guidelines defining what food can be classified as “natural,” but to qualify as organic, companies’ products must meet certain standards.