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Agave Nectar is natural sweetener. Its slowly metabolized and has a very low Glycemic Index (GI) compared to sugar, honey, maple syrup or other sweeteners. I use this in alot of cooking in place of refined, processed sugars. It tastes similar to maple syrup (yummy on pancakes!). A pantry staple for me as I have kids who each have big sweet tooth!

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This organic sweetener is trending thanks to vegans (who sub it for honey), diabetics (who like the low glycemic index), and mixologists (it dissolves easily in drinks). We like it for its delicate flavor.

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Banana nut bread on a low GI diet

A low GI diet is based on the Glycemic Index (GI). It's a great diet for those looking to control insulin and blood sugar, or manage their weight. This banana nut bread recipe uses only low GI ingredients. And it's a delicious bread recipe too.