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Old 04-27-2008, 06:33 PM   #1
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Input on Organic Blue Agave sweetener

Hi all,

I just bought some of this stuff that claims to be a low glycemic organic sweetener. I guess I'll know more when I use it in my coffee in the morning. I'm not diabetic so that's not the reason I bought it. It just caught my eye at the grocery store.

Has anyone ever used it or had any experience with it?

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Old 04-27-2008, 06:53 PM   #2
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I've never seen it, Vicky. Is it in the sugar section of the market? What's the brand?
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:17 PM   #3
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It is Katie - I've never seen it either until today. The brand is Wholesome, Texas-based distributor, product of Mexico. I tasted just a tad. It was really sweet but I can see where it would be good. No artificial flavor at all, if you know what I mean.
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Gonna sound a bit like 20 questions, but how big is the bottle and how much was it? Wonder how much a bottle would sweeten compared to sugar.
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I think it was about $5.99, the receipt is under a bunch of raw chicken wrappings and I'm not going "fishing" It's 11.75 ounces. It is labeled "light". It says it is a natural sweetener extracted from the heart of the blue agave plant and is slowly absorbed preventing spikes in blood sugar levels. It's 1 1/4 x sweeter than sugar and has been consumed for over 5,000 years. It's like honey but more runny - kind if like maple syrup, I guess.

Organic Blue Agave Nectar (Light) is the only thing on the ingredient list.

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Thank you. I'm done now.
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I use regular agave nectar. It has about the same calories as sugar, but like you mentioned it's low on the GI. It has less carbohydrates which make it a bit more friendly for low-carbers.

I prefer stevia now, been using it in my coffee (I used to put a tablespoon of sugar in my coffee!) It has helped me give up my sugar addiction!
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We have a old thread on Agave Nectar in the Health, Nutrition and Special Diets forum that may, or may not, be of interest.
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Agave Nectar? When combined with water, honey, orange and lime juice/zest, it ferments into a very tasty beverage!
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:43 PM   #10
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Agave Nectar? When combined with water, honey, orange and lime juice/zest, it ferments into a very tasty beverage!
Yea, so I've heard.........

Thanks Michael - you mean I was supposed to check first?
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