Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Closer Look at Agave Syrup

The sap from the Mexican plant agave is now increasingly being sold beside honey on supermarket shelves as a natural sweetener called agave nectar. Companies that sell it say it saves calories and raises blood sugar less than conventional sugar. Doctors are skeptical that it is healthier, and the Glycemic Research Institute has issued a warning that it may not be safe for diabetics.

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