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triplomom 06-15-2012 04:52 PM

Agave isn't what it's cracked up to be.
 
I just wanted to put this out there and inform you all. Until fairly recently, I was all enthusiastic about agave syrup/nectar, thinking it was so wonderful and healthy and stuff -- the very opposite of HFCS. Unfortunately, that's all a myth, and agave is way more like HFCS than you'd think. In fact, in some ways, it's worse. Read this article for more info: http://www.foodrenegade.com/agave-nectar-good-or-bad/. Sorry to be a killjoy, but it's good info to know.

mel j 06-16-2012 09:17 PM

Re: Agave isn't what it's cracked up to be.
 
Thanks for the info... I keep coming across articles about it not being so great... I did buy it recently to try it out since it was mentioned on a lot of seemingly healthy recipes, but then started reading stuff like this about how apparently it is not so great after all. I plan on sticking with honey & maple syrup or just fruit for sweetening, for now :)

Errorkitten 06-21-2012 07:04 AM

Re: Agave isn't what it's cracked up to be.
 
I never believed it could so be amazing. Sweet is sweet after all and sweets are not good for ya.
I do like using it for my tea though, it dissolves so easily and I don't feel I need to use a lot of it..

angelika13 06-21-2012 08:57 AM

Re: Agave isn't what it's cracked up to be.
 
I have read those articles also. I called some manufacturers, as my DH runs a health food store. I have found that there is a great variety in processing- so you need to ask questions of each company.

waterisntsomething 06-21-2012 09:04 AM

Re: Agave isn't what it's cracked up to be.
 
Good to know, I am working on training myself to like stevia. It just tastes like sweet n low to me though.

Mummandherboys 06-22-2012 04:13 PM

Re: Agave isn't what it's cracked up to be.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by angelika13 (Post 15284169)
I have read those articles also. I called some manufacturers, as my DH runs a health food store. I have found that there is a great variety in processing- so you need to ask questions of each company.

So is there a brand of truly natural agave out there? What do you most recommend using for sweeting? We have been using the Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Blue Agave that is at Costco... I thought I was doing so well substituting it for regular sugar in baked items/etc.... bummer :(
We have also used the blue and white organic agave...which we thought was so yummy on pancakes/etc.!

Bella Catalina 06-22-2012 04:19 PM

Re: Agave isn't what it's cracked up to be.
 
I've also read it's insulogenic for most people.


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