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Agave Nectar

Cathy Lea.
Have you tried Agave Nectar instead of sugar or honey? I use it to sweeten my tea and fruit salad, on my oatmeal, and many other things. It's sweeter and thinner at room temperature than honey and it never crystallizes. You can cook with it and bake with it. If you use it for baking use 2/3 cup of Agave for 1 cup of sugar and reduce the other liquids in the recipe by 1 ounce per 2/3 cup Agave. You should also decrease the oven temperature by 25 degrees and cook the dish slightly longer.

Agave is a low glycemic sweetener so it is good for those who are watching their blood sugar.

Amber Agave has a slight maple flavor, light has a neutral taste (that's my favorite) and raw is also mild but contains more enzymes because it is processed at a lower temperature.

If you are a Costco member you can save a lot of money buying their two pack Agave syrup.
 

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