What's Wrong with Agave Syrup?

On the surface, Agave syrup sounds like a natural sugar derived from cactus. In actuality, it's a highly-processed, highly refined sugar syrup that has a high concentration of fructose. Basically, it's "High Fructose Agave Syrup"--with all the dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup. It's just derived from a different source.

Eric Armstrong

In essence, Agave should be called "High Fructose Agave Syrup" (HFAS). For a complete discussion of what's wrong with high concentrations of fructose, see the Resources below. Here's the short version:



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