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Re: [Something] Agave Nectar: was- A Christmas Request

  • From"Kimberly Terrill" <kiter5@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 15 Dec 2006 12:17:32 -0500
we get the pure maple syrup for him. Additives often give him hives. I'll have fiind out what the agave is made from. (hmmmm. is agave a fruit?) He can't have certain fruits and berries either. I usually make my own ;brown sugar' when making cookies for him (sugar and maple syrup) as he's not supposed to have much molasses. I was looking for somehting a bit different than his normal maple syrup. He used to eat honey, and his asthma was also so severe and he always had hives and I noticed that after he ate honey he'd  have manic screaming fits then later his ashtma would get very bad . (apparently kids with respiratory distress can get very scared and just go into violent frenzy- unsure what to do). His dr told me no one is allergic to honey. I kept him off for awhile, but decided to try it to make sure. I gave him toast with honey.He ate 3 bites and slumped over barely breathing. He was on back-to-back breathing treatments for the rest of the week. I switched allergists.
maybe he'd like the rice syrup.
thanks, Kimberly

On 12/15/06, Brian Campbell <lambda@xxxxxxx> wrote:
There are plenty of other tasty sweeteners out there that you could
try. Real maple syrup  is a little less thick and sweet than honey,
and more expensive, but really tasty. Make sure you get actual, 100%
pure grade A maple syrup instead of the "maple flavored pancake
syrup" or whatever they call it. There's also apple syrup, which is
basically just apple cider boiled down until it becomes a syrupy
consistency. I'm sure you can find other syrups made from fruit
juices, or make them yourself (grape syrup? strawberry syrup?) These
obviously won't be perfect substitutes; if you use them in recipes,
you'll have to take into account different sugar concentrations, and
they don't taste like honey, but they are tasty, all-natural
sweeteners that can be be used in cooking or as a condiment.