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Is Agave Good or Bad?

Posted on April 29, 2010

Recently there has been a storm of controversy surrounding agave nectar, an ingredient that I use frequently in my dessert recipes.  This controversy seems to have been kicked up by Dr. Mercola, who is generally ahead of the curve when it comes to medical and dietary information.  I didn’t say he is always right, I did say “ahead of the curve.”

People such as Dr. Mercola often promote things I heartily believe in such as the consumption of fish oils, large ... read more →

The Great Agave Debate

Posted on June 26, 2009

“Why do you use agave? I’ve heard that it’s very unhealthy”  I’m asked this question about my “go to” sweetener on at least a daily basis.

First off, there really is no perfect sweetener, so I recommend everything in moderation.

We often take sugar and other sweeteners for granted, forgetting that they were not widely available to humans until the modern era (excluding of course, those living in the tropical regions feasting on mangoes and pineapple). Processed sugar was invented between ... read more →