Agave

agave havardiana

Planting Agave Neomexicana

Even if you are familiar with the desert agave plant, common to the Southwest of the United States, you probably have never heard of the agave havardiana.  Kind of like President George W. Bush, this species of what Northeastern gardeners call the Harvard Century Plant comes to its Ivy League associations by way of the …

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agave stricta nana

How To Grow Agave Stricta

The agave stricta, also called the hedgehog agave, is a dramatic and small plant, characterized by its striking symmetrical rosettes of evergreen leaves.  This narrow, spine-tipped plant spreads to produce attractive colonies and each individual hedgehog-like rosette produces a crooked, tall flowering stem before it dies.  The next rosette in line then grows to take …

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Health Benefits of Agave Nectar

Health Benefits of Agave

Agave Nectar has been used for centuries as a flavoring, though native populations have also been aware of its health benefits and used it medicinally. The Aztecs used a mixture of agave nectar and salt as a dressing for wounds and a balm for skin infections, and agave’s use as a folk remedy persists today. …

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agave nectar vs honey vs maple Syrup

Agave vs Honey vs Maple Syrup

Agave nectar is most easily substituted for liquid sugars since it is already in liquid form and the difference in moisture will usually be negligible. Because of its lower glycemic index, it makes an excellent substitute for many natural and refined liquid sugars, including: honey maple syrup brown rice syrup corn syrup Agave Nectar vs. Honey A …

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