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What is it?
Organic Blue Agave nectar is a natural sweetener extracted from the middle of the Blue Agave plant. There are a few other species of agave, but the Blue Agave kind is extra special because it also produces the beloved tequila.

Why it’s so great?
After reading the book Skinny B*tch and learning just how unsafe and how much of a havoc artificial sweeteners put on your body, I promptly switched me and my husband from Splenda in our morning coffee and tea to agave nectar. Agave nectar adds sweetness to coffee and tea but without altering the taste. It has 60 calories per tablespoon and is actually about 25 percent sweeter than honey. Agave nectar also has a low glycemic index and can be used in baking.

There is also a raw type of agave nectar available. It appears much darker in the bottle and has more of a molasses taste. As its name indicates, the raw type is less refined.

What’s the price?
At Costco a two pack of bottles will run you $7.49.

Where can I buy some?
I get my Organic Blue Agave nectar at Costco but I have also seen it at HEB, Whole Foods and Georgia’s Farm to Market. There are other brands of agave nectar including a house brand at Whole Foods and they all seem to be organic which to me is important.

2 Comments

Vivek Surti November 29, 2010 at 10:52 am

Always wanted to try this stuff, but I usually use honey. What are the noticeable differences between agave nectar and honey?

Molly December 3, 2010 at 7:54 am

My husband uses both and he says honey is sweeter then agave. Other than that, both items are pretty similar.

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