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What is Agave Nectar, and Why Use It in Recipes?

Holly Michaels
28 November, 2012

Agave nectar, derived from the heart of the agave plant, is gaining popularity as a sweetener. One tablespoon of agave nectar contains about 60 calories, while 1 tablespoon of white granulated sugar contains about 45 calories. But agave nectar is sweeter than white sugar by about 150%, so you don’t need as much agave nectar to