Spotlight on agave syrup

Posted on 14 February 2014 · Posted in The topics    Share on   

Description and origin :
Comes from the sap of a Mexican cactus of the amaryllis family. This syrup is rich in mineral salts and is principally composed of fructose. It comes as a liquid that looks like honey. It is pale yellow and very fluid with a soft flavor and blends easily with different dishes.

Advantages :
Agave syrup does not provoke glycemic spikes or an excessive secretion of insulin. Taken in reasonable quantities, it is therefore perfect for diabetics and for people wanting to lose a little weight. Moreover, given its high sweetening power, you need less agave syrup than you would sugar to obtain the same sweetening effect (150 g agave syrup = 200 g ordinary sugar).
Lastly, it is a natural source of calcium, potassium and magnesium.

How to use :
As a sweetener for your yoghourts, drinks, stewed fruits, fruit sauces and spreads, as well as for some cake recipes. Do not stew because agave syrup may become bitter when heated.