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April 2010 Issue

Agave Nectar Is in Demand, But Is It Better for You than Ordinary Sugar?

Agave nectar (or syrup), made from a succulent that grows in Mexico, is in hot demand. Your local natural food store probably features agave in bottles, as well as in foods. Agave marketers claim that itís the perfect natural sweetener for diabetics. But is there any truth to the advertising hype? To fully appreciate agave nectar, letís get back to its roots.

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