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How to Cook and Bake with Maguey Agave Nectar Syrup and Agave Sugar.

Agave Syrup, which comes from the Blue Agave plant that grows natively in South Africa and Mexico, resembles syrup and is generally 1.5 times sweeter than table sugar. This means that a chef using agave syrup for cooking and baking can use less agave syrup to achieve the same amount of sweetness in recipes. Agave Syrup is mild enough that it will not overpower a recipe with strong tastes and has a long shelf life. Cooking with agave syrup is easy and many people enjoy the taste and the health benefits associated with it.

Instructions – Agave Syrup
• Decrease the amount of other liquids in the recipe by approximately one-third of the entire amount.
• Find the amount of table sugar called for in the recipe and decrease this amount by one-fourth. Add this amount of agave syrup to the recipe in place of refined sugar.
• Reduce the baking temperature by 25 degrees F (5 degrees C) for baked items. This will ensure that the baked items do not brown too much. Lower temperatures will decrease the burning.
• Try these techniques on a recipe and assess the results. Make adjustments, if necessary, to ensure your baked and cooked items have a proper consistency, delicious sweetening and lightly browned exteriors.

Instructions – Maguey Agave Sugar
• When using Agave Sugar in the place of normal table sugar no alterations need to be made to your recipes. Substitute the one for the other.
• Reduce the baking temperature by 25 degrees F (5 degrees C) for baked items. This will ensure that the baked items do not brown too much. Lower temperatures will decrease the burning.
• Try these techniques on a recipe and assess the results. Make adjustments, if necessary, to ensure your baked and cooked items have a proper consistency, delicious sweetening and lightly browned exteriors.
• As Agave Sugar is very hydroscopic and hence retains moisture, all baked goods last so much longer than

This pure, unrefined sweetener is a great-tasting, economical alternative to all other sweeteners, granular or liquid, perfect for all around use. Maguey Agave Nectar Syrup has a long, stable shelf life and will not crystalize. It pours quickly even when cold, blends and dissolves readily in all foods. It has approximately 1.5 times the sweetening power of white table sugar. Also, Maguey Agave Nectar's mild flavor is very consistent which makes it a very dependable ingredient in recipes. For baking, its moisture retention properties are comparable to those of honey. Bakers also may notice that agave adds a silky, smooth texture to their goods and better definition of existing natural flavors.
Agave Nectar has become a tremendously popular, everyday sweetener. In the short time since it was introduced, shoppers have discovered that it makes a wonderful addition to their kitchen cupboards. Having a jar along with the honey jar allows one to choose whichever is more suitable for a particular use. The unique flavors and qualities of honey lend themselves too many items and uses, while agave sugar and syrup complements others with even broader potential due to its neutral flavour, health benefits, and ease of use.



Agave Nectar Recipes
Corn Bread (Yeasted)
Cranberry Muffin
Hot Chocolate

Diabetic Friendly

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Gluten Free

Black Bean Brownies
Basic Gelato
Beverages
Banana Split Smoothie
Hot Chocolate
Margarita
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Other

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