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Agave nectar

tyler wallace


Joined: Apr 14, 2012
Posts: 6
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Was curious if anyone knew how to gain the nectar from the Agave plant. was just wondering.
Kat deZwart


Joined: Aug 13, 2011
Posts: 103
Location: Limburg, Netherlands, sandy loam
    
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Agave nectar is not like flower nectar... It's the result of a chemical rendering of the whole plant and it's not a lot healthier than HFCS...
Dr Mercola on Agave
tyler wallace


Joined: Apr 14, 2012
Posts: 6
Location: Bellevue, Washington
thanks for the info and a good resource.
Peony Jay


Joined: Mar 24, 2012
Posts: 145
Location: B.C.
Good on you, Kat. I agree.
Dr. Robert Lustig and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on sugar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXhKQEdIDa0

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Shailor Clark


Joined: Apr 16, 2011
Posts: 34
Location: Roanoke Island, North Carolina
I have read that you can eat the plant itself however, and use the sap from the flower stalk raw, without processing.

I had just tried some of this from the store recently someone had got and the taste is like molassess to me, not as strong with a nice after taste but after reading that first article I believe I'm going to have a talk with them.
Varina Lakewood


Joined: May 15, 2012
Posts: 116
Location: Colorado
    
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If I remember correctly, agave nectar is classified as a Class 3 or 4 poison.
Mildly dangerous, but not toxicly so unless you consume a lot of it or are sensitive. If you have IBS, you'd want to avoid it.
Still enough that I rarely if ever buy it anymore.
Most "sugar substitutes" are at least as bad for you as sugar. Some are much worse. You are much better off sticking to fruit and sweet vegetables as the sweet in your diet.
Peony Jay


Joined: Mar 24, 2012
Posts: 145
Location: B.C.
Yes, if you crave a sweet then eat some fruit.
 
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