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Blue agave plant and bottle of agave nectar.

The blue agave plant and bottle of agave nectar.

If you’re looking for a replacement for refined sugar, agave nectar may be just the right alternative for you.  Agave nectar, which comes from the blue agave plant (the same plant used in making tequila), is natural and tastes good.  You can cook and bake with it too.  Concerns about side effects from artificial sweeteners and dangers of too much refined sugar doesn’t mean you have go without anything sweet in your tea or coffee.  Read more…Nature’s Sweetener | The Practical Vegetarian.