Healthy Food Database

Agave Syrup
A completely natural, low GI sweetener that can be used in place of sugar, agave nectar is derived from the agave plant, the same plant used in the production of tequila. Agave nectar has a very low GI of between 11 and 19, much lower than sugar or honey, as it is contains up to 90 per cent fructose.
Category: Sweetener
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Look for agave nectar in health food stores, and also in the health food aisle of some major supermarkets.
To Store:
Store in a dark pantry.
Tips & Tricks:
Use in tea instead of honey ro sugar, or drizzle over desserts and yoghurt. Can also be added to salad dressings.
Cooking Tips:
When baking, use about 25 per cent less of agave syrup than sugar. 3/4 cup of agave nectar should equal 1 cup of sugar. This works in most recipes. Keep in mind that when substituting this sweetener in recipes, reduce your liquid slightly, sometimes as much as 1/3 less.

Nutrition per 1 Tablespoon:

Weight (grams):
Carbohydrates, g:
Protein (g):
No information available
Energy (kJ):
Low GI < 55:
Fat (g):
No information available

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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