Agave Nectar

Agave Nectar is a sweetener found in many health foods used as a sugar alternative.

Commonly Used in:
Baked Goods
Beverages
Cakes
Candy
Cereal
Chewing Gum
Chocolate
Dairy Industry
Granola
Jellies
Marshmallows
Popsicles
Sauces
Spices
Tequilla

Agave Nectar is a sweetener found in many health foods as a sugar alternative. The agave sweetener sold in stores today goes through a highly refined process, potentially stripping the nectar of all its health benefits. The end product is an unhealthy syrup high in fructose. New research suggests that excessive fructose consumption endangers liver function and promotes obesity.

Many people consider agave nectar to be healthy because it has a low glycemic index, which measures how quickly the sugar in our food enters our blood.

Bottom Line, if you are looking to add extra sweetener to your food, agave nectar is not the way to go as it contains way more fructose than regular sugar.