Craft beer: Corn gets a new look from brewers, and not as a mere filler
Agave ... as if you’ve bitten into a tortilla. That comes from what might be its most unusual ingredient, craft beer-wise: the flaked corn that makes up 30 percent of the grist. Corn, in brewing parlance, is an adjunct, a barley substitute.
Burying the Agave-as-Healthy-Sweetener Myth
"These are the mental images many agave 'nectar' sellers want you to hold ... agave can contain up to 90 percent fructose, the most metabolically damaging sugar. That's why Mercola calls fructose "far worse than high-fructose corn syrup," which contains ...
One to Avoid: Agave Nectar
Though derived from the agave plant, this syrup is just as processed as regular sugar and can contain up to 97 percent fructose – more than high-fructose corn syrup. "Limit intake just as you would for table sugar," cautions Middleberg.
Menu pressure, gut health and agave
Just be careful with how you do get your sweet fix. For example, many health-conscious people substitute agave nectar for ... high-fructose corn syrup. However, the glycemic value of foods is not always reliable, since food combinations can alter the ...
To Your Health: Delving into sugar substitutes
Some are good old-fashioned favorites: honey, molasses, maple syrup. Others are newer to the scene, like agave ... corn syrup. It has 60 calories per tablespoon compared to 40 for sugar. It is somewhat sweeter than table sugar, so you can use less of ...