Agave Syrup is extracted from the wild agave plant, a tall perennial plant native to Mexico. Agave syrup is made by boiling down the sap from mature agave plants.
Agave syrup is a fructose syrup that dissolves easily and can be used to sweeten any foods.
Agave syrup is a natural sweetener, similar to sugar and is particularly popular because of its low glycaemic index - meaning you don't get a sugar rush then drop.
- Davidson, A. (1999) The Oxford Companion to Food, Oxford University Press. ISBN 0192115790.