Q. Is agave nectar a healthy alternative?
The process in which the agave starch is converted into refined fructose and sold as agave nectar is similar to the refining process for high fructose corn syrup. It goes through an enzymatic and chemical conversion that refines, clarifies, heats, chemically alters, centrifuges, and filters the non-sweet starch into a highly refined sweetener; fructose. While the FDA may deem it “safe” we do not consider it ti be a Good Decision.