Honey, Maple Syrup or Agave?

Honey, Maple Syrup or Agave?

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I’m a huge fan of using honey, maple syrup or agave instead of sugar. Not only do they sweeten things up but they tastes great and add texture. I personally prefer the texture and thickness of honey compared to maple syrup and agave, especially when it comes to stir fries and marinates.

Honey

Honey
Honey is made by bees using nectar from flowers. The sweetness comes from the monosaccharides fructose and glucose. Honey generally has about the same relative sweetness as granulated sugar.

My Preferred Use

-Marinates
-Stir Fry
-Baking
-Cereal
-Protein bars
-Smoothies
-Toast

Nutritional Info

per 1 tablespoon
Calories: 64
Fat: 0g
Carbohydrate: 17g
Protein: 0.1g
Sodium: 1mg
Potassium: 11mg

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup
Although maple syrup can be made from most maple trees, it is usually made from the xylem sap of sugar maple, black maple, or red maple trees.

My Preferred Use

-Pancakes
-Waffles
-Crêpe
-Snacks
-Toast

Nutritional Info

per 1 tablespoon
Calories: 52
Fat: 0g
Carbohydrate: 13g
Protein: 0g
Sodium: 2mg
Potassium: 42mg

Agave

Agave
Agave nectar/syrup is a sweetener produced commercially from many different species of agave. The main types are agave tequilana (blue agave) and Agave salmiana.

My Preferred Use

-Cereal
-Parfait
-With Granola

Nutritional Info

per 1 tablespoon
Calories: 21
Fat: 0g
Carbohydrate: 5g
Protein: 0g
Sodium: 0mg
Potassium: 0mg





Don’t look at the nutritional values and assume that just because agave has the least calories, it is actually better. In fact, agave contains more fructose than any other sweetener which isn’t good for your liver.

Always be sure to do more research or consult a qualified nutritionist before incorporating new foods fully into your diet.
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