Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Agave Nectar - Good or Bad?

UPDATE: I was totally wrong about this brand. Go Here. Thanks.


Is Agave Nectar good for you - not affecting insulin? Or just like High Fructose Corn Syrup? There was an article that circulated on the web last November that really condemned it. But then I came across this link on Deb Schiff's Altered Plates blog where Madhava's Craig Gerbore talks about their brand of agave nectar. As a result, I am only using the Madhava brand and I am completely assured it will not raise my insulin. I have linked to it in the past but thought everyone should read it.
It's from another blog, and I found it through Elana's Pantry Blog - which totally rocks, you must check it out!! She just released a FABULOUS Almond Flour Gluten Free Low G.I. cookbook that is gorgeous and amazing!!!

The Original Article, telling the dangers
The response from Madhava's Craig Gerbore

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention. Just for clarification, the original response from Craig came from my Altered Plates blog.

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  2. Oh great, thanks. I'm so glad you posted it! Some things are just so sad without agave, like cupcake icing!

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