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

  • Frommiyu <xmiyux@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 15 Dec 2006 13:01:53 -0500
I use maple syrup for tons of things - it is actually my favorite primary sweetener.  I do though also use honey because, like i mentioned before, living in the country gives me access to small families with a beehive or two.

I have never heard of apple syrup though and it sounds delicious! I will have to hunt some down.

Also, Kimberly, agave is a type of cactus.  I believe tequila is actually made from the heart of blue agave (another type of cactus).


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.

Ora, lege, lege, lege, relege, labora et invenies.