AGAVE

Food and Travel (Singapore) - - Eating Well -

In re­cent years, agave has been trend­ing among nat­u­ral health com­mu­ni­ties. Like Ste­via, agave has a long his­tory of be­ing used to flavour food and drink. It was highly sought af­ter by the Aztecs for its nat­u­ral sweet­ness and comes from the same plant that is used to make tequila. The agave plant grows in south­west­ern USA to the north­ern part of South Amer­ica. Agave is 1.5 times sweeter than sugar and con­tains up to 60 calo­ries per ta­ble­spoon. Sim­i­lar to honey, it also has high fruc­tose con­tent of up to 70-90%. Buy: Whole­some Sweet­en­ers Or­ganic Raw Blue Agave, S$10.90 (240 ml). Avail­able at redmart.com

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