The debate about agave is not unlike the rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. When it comes to talking about who is best, each baseball fan has his own agenda.
Agave proponents (featuring many agave growers with their own agenda) will tell you that it is a natural super food that tastes great and has a low glycemic index. The naysayers (often comprised in part of the natural cane sugar companies with their own agenda) claim it is no better than the much-maligned HFCS. Do these extremes sound familiar? Any baseball fan will recognize this dichotomy as part of the delicious richness of life.
But there is a glut of misinformation about natural sweeteners out there. Any kind of added sweetener is the red-headed stepchild of the enhanced water industry. Misunderstood and disliked, sweeteners are frowned upon by the health-conscious public, but taste and mouth appeal suffer without them.
Among the multitude of natural sweeteners on the market today, agave is Blossom Water‘s sweet choice. Each of our enhanced water flavors contains 11 grams of carbs from agave (4 calories per gram). Here a few indisputable facts about our chosen natural sweetener, agave:
– It is slightly sweeter than sugar – so we can use less of it per bottle
– It is plant-derived and natural
– Agave does not have the same blood glucose impact as sugar
– Agave nectar is good for vegans – no bees are harmed
– Its sweetness comes from fructose (a simple sugar that occurs naturally in fruit)
We chose agave for its great flavor and dimension. But at the end of the day, no matter your choice of sweetener, you must remember they’re all some form of sugar. Moderation is key to a balanced diet and a balanced diet is a healthy diet, especially when it comes to sweeteners.Tags: agave, enhanced water, sweeteners