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suesmith
Total Posts: 406
Registered on: ‎09-27-2011

Blue Agave

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Good morning from snowy Pittsburgh :smileywink:

 

My daughter is a buyer for natural & organic food for a large Pgh area grocery store-she gave me a bottle of Organic  Blue Agave, "made with agave nectar from the weber azul". The label states "A low glycemic organic sweetener". The label also states it is "25% sweeter than sugar, and can be used in beverages,  baking and as a multipurpose sweetener"

 

 I know I will need to test this on myself with my meter, but was wondering if any of you have tried it, and if so, your thoughts?

Thanks!

 

 PS serving size is 1 TBS, carbs is 16g

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ffmaya
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Registered on: ‎10-29-2011

Re: Blue Agave

I'd love to know as well.  I can't stand the aftertaste of most foods/beverages sweetend with artificial sweeteners and it would be great to be able to use a regular sweetener once in a while. 

 

Farida

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Jpg391
Total Posts: 5,384
Registered on: ‎05-22-2011

Re: Blue Agave

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suesmith wrote:

Good morning from snowy Pittsburgh :smileywink:

 

My daughter is a buyer for natural & organic food for a large Pgh area grocery store-she gave me a bottle of Organic  Blue Agave, "made with agave nectar from the weber azul". The label states "A low glycemic organic sweetener". The label also states it is "25% sweeter than sugar, and can be used in beverages,  baking and as a multipurpose sweetener"

 

 I know I will need to test this on myself with my meter, but was wondering if any of you have tried it, and if so, your thoughts?

Thanks!

 

 PS serving size is 1 TBS, carbs is 16g



Read this before you use it. It states that Blue Agave Nectar is low-glycemic index becouse of its high Frutcose containt. Here is what the doctor who wrote the article that appeared in the Huffington Post awhile back had to say about it.

 

 

 

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.

 

You can read the rest of the article by clicking the link below.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jonny-bowden/debunking-the-blue-agave_b_450144.html

 

You can also do a search on this site (ADA) to see all the posts about this. Just type Blue Agave and see what other think about it.

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lizzylou
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Re: Blue Agave


suesmith wrote:

Good morning from snowy Pittsburgh :smileywink:

 

My daughter is a buyer for natural & organic food for a large Pgh area grocery store-she gave me a bottle of Organic  Blue Agave, "made with agave nectar from the weber azul". The label states "A low glycemic organic sweetener". The label also states it is "25% sweeter than sugar, and can be used in beverages,  baking and as a multipurpose sweetener"

 

 I know I will need to test this on myself with my meter, but was wondering if any of you have tried it, and if so, your thoughts?

Thanks!

 

 PS serving size is 1 TBS, carbs is 16g


Boy this stuff has a super media blitz going on, you really have to know how to search to get the real data or anything not saying "how wonderful" it is.

 

In addition to the Huffington link here's another:

 

http://www.foodrenegade.com/agave-nectar-good-or-bad/

 

 

You'll have to form your own conclusions.

 

Lizzy

 

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Here's some useful links, click on the titles


Testing 101
 
 All About Carbs

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Lizzy's Blog
for lots more  


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suesmith
Total Posts: 406
Registered on: ‎09-27-2011

Re: Blue Agave


lizzylou wrote:

suesmith wrote:

Good morning from snowy Pittsburgh :smileywink:

 

My daughter is a buyer for natural & organic food for a large Pgh area grocery store-she gave me a bottle of Organic  Blue Agave, "made with agave nectar from the weber azul". The label states "A low glycemic organic sweetener". The label also states it is "25% sweeter than sugar, and can be used in beverages,  baking and as a multipurpose sweetener"

 

 I know I will need to test this on myself with my meter, but was wondering if any of you have tried it, and if so, your thoughts?

Thanks!

 

 PS serving size is 1 TBS, carbs is 16g


Boy this stuff has a super media blitz going on, you really have to know how to search to get the real data or anything not saying "how wonderful" it is.

 

In addition to the Huffington link here's another:

 

http://www.foodrenegade.com/agave-nectar-good-or-bad/

 

 

You'll have to form your own conclusions.

 

Lizzy

 


Lizzy,

Thanks so much for those links-I guess like everything in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is :smileymad:

 

 LOL, loved this quote from one of the articles

"Agave nectar syrup is a triumph of marketing over science. True, it has a low-glycemic index, but so does gasoline -- that doesn't mean it's good for you."

 

Thanks again!

 

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LilMissDaisy
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Registered on: ‎01-04-2012

Re: Blue Agave


suesmith wrote:
Lizzy,

Thanks so much for those links-I guess like everything in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is :smileymad:

 

 LOL, loved this quote from one of the articles

"Agave nectar syrup is a triumph of marketing over science. True, it has a low-glycemic index, but so does gasoline -- that doesn't mean it's good for you."

 

Thanks again!

 


Hilarious!  We DO have to be careful and not believe the hype huh?!

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billsreef
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Re: Blue Agave

Gasoline tastes pretty bad also :smileyvery-happy:

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suesmith
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Re: Blue Agave

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billsreef wrote:

Gasoline tastes pretty bad also :smileyvery-happy:


LOL, I'll have to take your word for that :smileywink:

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ffmaya
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Registered on: ‎10-29-2011

Re: Blue Agave


billsreef wrote:

Gasoline tastes pretty bad also :smileyvery-happy:


Are you speaking from experience?  :smileylol:

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billsreef
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Re: Blue Agave


ffmaya wrote:

billsreef wrote:

Gasoline tastes pretty bad also :smileyvery-happy:


Are you speaking from experience?  :smileylol:


Unfortunately, yes :smileysurprised: