Madhava Organic Agave Nectar, Light, 46 Ounce (Pack of 2)
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- Low glycemic
- Gluten free
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Flavor: Light | Size: 46 Ounce (Pack of 2)
100% Pure Organic Agave Nectar
Our Agave nectar is 1.4 times as sweet as sugar, so to reduce calories without sacrificing sweetness, substitute 2/3 cup of agave nectar for every 1 cup of sugar. Store at room temperature for up to a year after opened.
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This is almost 100% fructose.
Personally, I spent about two months with very bad, mysterious abdominal pain that seemed to be everywhere. After several weeks of doctor visits, discussions about IBS, and an abdominal ultrasound that came up normal, I started thinking about what was different in my diet: I had been using agave nectar in my tea several times a day. After throwing out the agave nectar and looking online for a list of lower fructose food, I changed my diet, a little.
The pain went away in a matter of days, and hasn't returned.
If you're using agave nectar and you have suddenly started having digestive issues, try getting rid of the agave nectar. For some people, this is really bad stuff.
Note to gluten-intolerant folks: fructose malabsorption can go along with being gluten sensitive or intolerant. If you're wondering why you're still sick if you're following a gluten-free diet, this may be the culprit.
I have found it can be expensive to purchage agave nectar at grocery or health food stores and have found Amazon the best source to stock up at a great price and have yet to have a bottle go bad or change before I've used it.
I also recommend trying the amber agave nectar and use it as a syrup replacement for my pancakes.
Agave syrup (nectar) is basically high-fructose corn syrup masquerading as a health food.
Sorry. Don't kill the messenger.
It's easy to understand how agave syrup got its great reputation. Even the word "Agave" has a fine pedigree, coming from the Greek word for noble. The blue agave species- considered the best for the making agave nectar -- flourishes in rich volcanic soil. (It's also the only variety permitted to be used for the making of tequila.) And extracts from the agave plant have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Unfortunately there's zero evidence that any of those compounds are present in the commercially made syrup.
Agave nectar is an amber-colored liquid that pours more easily than honey and is considerably sweeter than sugar. The health-food crowd loves it because it is gluten-free and suitable for vegan diets, and, most especially, because it's low-glycemic (we'll get to that in a moment). Largely because of its very low glycemic impact, agave nectar is marketed as "diabetic friendly". What's not to like?
As it turns out, quite a lot.
Agave nectar has a low-glycemic index for one reason only: it's largely made of fructose, which although it has a low-glycemic index, is probably the single most damaging form of sugar when used as a sweetener. With the exception of pure liquid fructose, agave nectar has the highest fructose content of any commercial sweetener.
All sugar -- from table sugar to HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup) to honey -- contains some mixture of fructose and glucose. Table sugar is 50/50, HFCS is 55/45. Agave nectar is a whopping 90 percent fructose, almost -- but not quite -- twice as high as HFCS.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I always purchase this brand and have never been disappointed. Thank you!Published 10 days ago by Miriandra Rose Rota
I love this product and I find that in terms of taste, it is the best among several I have tried. I love the fact that it is sweeter than sugar, so a little goes a long way and it... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Heather Vogel
This is the same product I love, for a very reasonable price. Thank you!Published 15 days ago by Beam
This is the best!!! No strong taste--great to use in drinks. I make iced tea and other beverages with it--strong agave flavor not detectable, only sweetness.Published 19 days ago by Lisa @ Amazon
Love the taste and I use it every day in my coffee, and as such the big size is perfect!Published 29 days ago by Tracy C.