There is controversy about agave and whether or not it's low-glycemic. Agave is very high in fructose – the same sugar found in fruit. Fructose can be hard for your liver to metabolize and may raise your triglycerides. It also requires a number of processing steps to get it from plant to jar. I personally use agave in moderation occasionally in my tea or in some recipes. I encourage you to do your own research and decide what works for you. Maple syrup and, if you’re not vegan, honey, are options to consider. These options also have the added benefit of allowing you to support a local producer in your area, depending where you live.
Modified on: Sat, 7 Jun, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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