Agave Nectar: Good or Bad?
“The short answer to that reader’s question is simple: agave nectar is not a “natural sweetener.” Plus, it has more concentrated fructose in it than high fructose corn syrup. Now, let’s get into the details.”
|Agave Nectar: Worse Than We Thought|
|Written by Sally Fallon Morell and Rami Nagel
The Big Dirty Secret About Agave
“In spite of manufacturers’ claims, agave “nectar” is not made from the sap of the yucca or agave plant but from the starch of the giant pineapple-like root bulb. The principal constituent of the agave root is starch, similar to the starch in corn or rice, and a complex carbohydrate called inulin, which is made up of chains of fructose molecules.Technically a highly indigestible fiber, inulin, which does not taste sweet, comprises about half of the carbohydrate content of agave.” 34: http://www.paleobioticslab.com/agave_yields.htm