Sunday, June 6, 2010

This stuff is SA-WEET!

love, love, LOVE this stuff!
I know that you've probably already had this and I'm so, so, so very far behind but I finally bought my
first agave nectar and holy crap - it rocks my world.  I think I've eaten 3 piece of toast drizzled in nectar.
Um, yea... it's THAT good.
Not as sweet or intense as honey and better than suga for you.
Here's what the people at Madhava Organic Agave Nectar have to say...


Agave  is best recognized as the plant from which tequila is made, it has also been used for thousands of years as an ingredient in food. The nectar made from the plant is known in Mexico as aguamiel, or "honey water."

The Aztecs prized the agave as a gift from the gods and used the liquid from its core to flavor foods and drinks. Now, due to increasing awareness of agave nectar's many beneficial properties, it is becoming the preferred sweetener of health conscious consumers, doctors, and natural foods cooks alike.
Agave nectar  is most often produced from the Blue Agaves that thrive in the volcanic soils of Southern Mexico. Agaves are large, spikey plants that resemble cactus or yuccas in both form and habitat, but they are actually succulents similar to the familiar Aloe Vera.

agave plants and building
The taste of agave nectar is comparable, though not identical, to honey. Many people who do not like the taste of honey find agave a more palatable choice. It also has none of the bitter aftertaste associated with artificial sweeteners.

So if you're slower than molasses at catchin' on to this stuff (like me) go out and get some.  You won't regret it!