Thursday, January 27, 2011

Organic Raw Blue Agave

Having rarely met a form of sugar I didn't like, I am always, always interested in the topic of sweeteners! Recently, a friend surprised me with a gift of a bottle of Organic Raw Blue Agave.

The brand is Wholesome Sweeteners, and the bottle looks like this.

While I've had organic agave nectar in "stick" form (really they are just thin tubes of the nectar), I've never had it straight up and was happy to give it a try.

After reading on the label that it is 25 percent sweeter than sugar so you can use less, I sweetened a cup of brisk black tea with just about 3/4 teaspoon of the agave, and indeed that was just enough sweetness. I also sampled some of the agave straight from the spoon, and I really enjoyed the molasses-like flavor. This is a welcome addition to the tea sweetener offerings at my house!

5 comments:

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing! I will look for this on my next outing to Whole Foods!

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parTea lady said...

I'll have to give agave nectar a try. Thanks for the review.

Ginger said...

I tried agave nectar a few years ago. When I was pregnant with my son I stopped using it because it was so new to the food scene. I was extra super crazy over cautious while I was pregnant. :-) But the good side of that if I "weaned" myself off liking things super sweet and now do not use as much sweetener.

Marilyn said...

I have a friend that loves agave and even uses it in her cooking. I haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the encouragement.