Is Agave Nectar Healthier than Other Sweeteners?

by Marissa Sheldon, MPH

Agave nectar (or agave syrup) is an all-natural liquid sweetener made from the blue agave plant (which also makes tequila). It is often touted as a healthy alternative sweetener, but is it really better than honey or other natural sweeteners?

What is agave nectar?

How is it different from honey?

Is it healthy?

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