Agave is the plant from which agave syrup and tequila are produced. See: !!Agave syrup||tsop:agave_syrup!!
Agave syrup has a lower glycemic index than sucrose, similar to that of fructose. Agave syrup itself is very high in fructose. Agave is not a significant source of antioxidants, containing far less than brown sugar, maple syrup, molasses, and other alternative sweeteners. See: !!Fructose||tsop:fructose!!.
Keep in mind
Agave nectars typically contain more fructose than high fructose corn syrup, and are produced in a similar fashion to high fructose corn syrup via multi-stage chemical and physical conversion of the inulin-rich agave root.
May be found in
Energy bars, cookies, yogurt, granola, beverages.