Agave syrup is obtained from the blue agave plant usually found in arid environments of Mexico and is considered an alternative to traditional sugar. Most notably, agave nectar contains inulin fiber that greatly reduces the glycemic index of the sweetener and provides beneficial pre biotic fiber to good bacteria in the body. Inulin is even known to enhance the absorption of nutrients. The high levels of inulin found in agave syrup are what makes it such a desirable alternative sweetener as it will not cause a blood sugar spike like most other refined sugars.
How to use: 1-2 teaspoons should be enough to sweeten a single serving dish. Agave can be used to replace honey in a 1:1 ratio. 1 cup of white sugar can be replaced by 2/3 cup of agave syrup, and ¼ cup of liquid can be removed from the recipe from which the dry sugar is being replaced.