A Sweet Alternative to Refined Sugars

By Debbie Bateman, GREENandSAVE.com
Posted on Sunday 8th March 2009

Table sugar, artificial sugar substitutes, honey, and the ubiquitous pound-packing culprit, high fructose corn syrup are common sweeteners that are tempting to the taste buds, but packed with calories and can be tough on the stomach and waistline. Well, rest easy sugar-lovers, there’s a new sweetener in town.

Agave Nectar is a new, all-natural (that’s right all-natural) sweetener from the central valley of Mexico and making its way into America. The nectar is sourced from the mineral aquamiel, a sweet, frothy liquid from the agave salmiana plant. It has a mild, maple taste and at only 60 calories per tablespoon, agave nectar is sweeter than sugar; so you can use less and taste more.

The nectar comes in a smooth liquid form and is less sticky than syrup or honey so clean up is as easy as flipping the cap. What’s more? Agave nectar is extremely versatile. You can add it to hot or cold beverages, cereals, oatmeal, pancakes, baked goods, smoothies, and fruit salads, or add zest to barbecue sauces, salsas, stews, and meat marinades.

Many food manufacturers are incorporating agave nectar into their recipes for additional sweetness. Check out Raw Revolution’s tasty line of energy bars made with the sweet ingredient.

Like what you hear? You can get agave nectar bottled and delivered right to your door. Madhava offers a variety of Agave Nectar products to add light natural sweetness to nearly any food or recipe. Madhava’s products include raw, light, amber, hazelnut, and vanilla flavored nectars. Our team’s personal favorites include the raw agave nectar and the vanilla and hazelnut varieties to add flavor to coffee or tea.

Agave nectar is great for those looking for low glycemic foods, and it is 100% pure, natural, kosher, and vegan friendly. All of Madhava’s agave nectar products are certified organic so not only are they good for you, they’re good for the environment too!

No more sacrificing flavor for calories, or donating sugar packet scraps to landfills across the nation. We agave you an alternative that’s pure, earth-friendly, versatile, and oh-so-tasty. Go get your agave nectar now. Sweet!

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