Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Discovery: Agave

So there's a bit of controversy going around about Agave. Agave is considered (by some, not all) to be a natural sweetener that is derived from an Mexican cactus plant which is known to be a great alternative to sugar, honey and other natural sweeteners.


Because Agave is a low glycemic index food. The glycemic index for Agave and other sweeteners is as follows:

  • High fructose Corn Syrup: 62
  • Table Sugar (Sucrose): 58-65
  • Honey: 46 to 83
  • Xagave: 30 to 35
Now, although honey (RAW honey - of course) has a higher glycemic index I still feel that it is the healthiest option.


Because A) people have used honey for thousands of years B) I feel that honey was meant for the use of man (and bears) and given to us by a loving Heavenly Father and C) honey is known to be an anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal substance.

I do use agave in moderation - raw, organic agave - and feel alright using it.

But as always - it's best you do the research yourself and come up with your own conclusions. Some resources for agave are:

I'm thinking that perhaps I might use more of the honey, sucanat, and stevia instead! Hmmmm...

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