Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Am Hooked-Agave Nectar

Okay, so I know this is going to surprise you (sense the sarcasm), but I first heard about this through Trainer Momma. Every time she promoted this beauty I thought, "What in the world is she talking about?" I realized it was a natural sweetener and she used it in place of sugar, but I thought, "Really, what is the big deal?" I was at Costco yesterday, and they had the Agave Nectar on display. I thought I'd give it a try. Besides, anything that is healthy is worth a courtesy bite.
"Wow" is the only word I have to describe this.
This stuff is incredible. It's a natural sweetener extracted from the heart of the agave plant. Agave is a low glycemic index sweetener, so it is slowly absorbed into the body preventing spikes in blood sugar. It has been consumed by ancient civilizations for over 5,000 years. It is 25% sweeter than sugar, so you need less. What does that mean to you? Less calories! You can use this stuff as a substitute whenever you use sugar. It is AWESOME! Definitely worth a courtesy bite!


  1. Is it sold in granular form for cooking?

  2. I'm not sure. I've only seen it in liquid, but it gives you the ratio to use if you were to use it instead of sugar.

  3. i bought some and haven't tried it yet. i will definitely give it a go now!