Agave is Sweet in Every Way

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Photo of Apple Currant Flax Granola by Lolo of VeganYumYum.

As more people become aware of health concerns associated with sugar, the natural sweetener agave nectar is becoming one of the latest food products generating a lot of buzz. Not only is it natural, gluten-free, low-glycemic, and vegan, but agave apparently tastes good and is relatively easy to cook with, according to many bloggers.

The Agave-Sweetened Apple Currant Flax Oatmeal from VeganYumYum looks like a great way to start the day.

Nika's Culinaria writes about three ways to use agave nectar, including Blue Agave Nectar Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate, a Partida Agave Margarita, and Oatmeal Sweetened with Agave. Nika has stunning photos of these healthy creations and promises low-glycemic chocolate sauce is coming soon.

Ellen from I Am Gluten Free uses agave to sweeten Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk.

There's a lot of good information about agave as well as a recipe for Shortbread Butter Cookies in this post from Freya of Writing at the Kitchen Table.

Janelle from Talk of Tomatoes uses agave to sweeten an Amaretto Limone.

At Fat Free Vegan Kitchen, Susan uses agave to sweeten tofu and then creates an amazing looking Strawberry Whip.

Finally, there are general tips on using agave from Local Forage. You can also read more about the culinary uses of agave at Wikipedia.

Food Editor Kalyn Denny also writes about low-glycemic food at Kalyn's Kitchen.

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