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03-01-2007, 11:12 AM
Are there any differences between light or dark agave nectar, besides the color?
03-01-2007, 11:13 AM
I was wondering that too. I usually bought the dark and this time got the light and have not noticed any difference. Tastes just as sweet.
Here's something I found real quick:
Agave syrup, sometimes called agave necter comes from the Agave cactus. It has been traditionally been used to make tequila, and since the 1990s has been developed as a sweetener. It is slightly more runnier than honey, dissolves readily, contains minerals, and is absorbed into the body slowly. It is also low on the glycemic index. It contains 10 percent glucose and 90 percent fructose. The darker syrups have a slight flavour but both light and dark agave syrup can be used to sweeten drinks, smoothies, baking and anything else you may want to sweeten.
from the sweet cactus farms site:
"... Dark Agave Nectar contains a higher concentration of the plants natural minerals Iron, Calcium, Potassium & Magnesium than does SCF Light Agave Nectar. SCF Light Agave Nectar is naturally filtered to give a neutral flavor while SCF Dark has a flavor reminiscent of molasses"
make sure your agave says "raw" though.
03-01-2007, 06:39 PM
I appreciate it!!
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