Deep Fried Dictionary: Agave Nectar

Agave Nectar: Liquid sweetener; Mexican

Agave nectar is basically like honey and, depending on the variety, can taste like honey or maple syrup, but slightly different. I haven’t had it in a long time so I can’t give you my own personal take.

It is better for you than table sugar because it has less of a BAD kind of sugar and more of a GOOD kind of sugar, so health people LOVE IT. Also it’s made from the agave plant (which grows almost exclusively in Mexico), so it’s super vegan. No bees involved. What else is made from the (blue) agave plant? TEQUILA, which I put in all-caps as if I love tequila. I’m not a big drinker, so I’m indifferent to TEQUILA.

Availability: Becoming more readily available, pretty sure it’s in most major supermarkets near the honey and other sweeteners? If not, try your local natural/health foods store.

Recipe to try: Agave Nectar Chocolate Syrup from Madhava Agave Nectar Basically all sweeteners can be substituted for another in case of allergy, health concern etc., so no recipe really “features” agave or honey or sugar, but here’s one that uses a lot of it.

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