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Mar 9, 2007 01:15 PM

Kosher Agave Syrup

I recently bought agave syrup (a sweetener made from the agave cactus) certified by the OU. I haven't used this pronduct yet, It is touted as being healthier than other sweeteners. Has anyone tried this product?

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  1. What brand is it and where did you find it?

    1. I have used agave and it is better for you then sugar because of the low glycemic index which makes it good for diabetics. I would suggest getting the dark agave because it has the best flavor and can be used for anything sugar is used for.

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      1. re: Syd8163

        Agave syrup would probably be a good substitute for corn syrup during Passover if it can be found as a kosher for Passover product.

        1. re: jeterfan

          Do not think it is kosher for passover-it is not that the ingredients are not kosher it is the facility

          1. re: jeterfan

            It is not a suitable corn syrup subsitute. It is MUCH sweeter than corn syrup with a much runnier consistency.

        2. Davinci Gourmet makes awesome inexpensive sugar free
          with Splenda syrups with the Chof-K parve supervision.
          I use their Chocolate syrup daily to jazz up my coffee!

          1. Yes, Agave can be used as you would a simple syrup, it is natural, organic usually, and most brands are kosher. You can use it in hot beverages or in baking even (with some adjustments). The lighter ones have less of a flavor so are undectable if using in coffee. It's an easy thing to get used to so enjoy!

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              1. Trader Joe's store brand is kosher. It is good and cheaper than the name brands.

                I wonder if it is possible to get kosher for Passover agave syrup.

                1. re: jeterfan

                  I've found about 3 different brands at WholeFoods (all kosher) but have never seen it at Trader Joe's. What section did you find it ?

                  1. re: mexicanjl

                    Maple syrup, vinegar, etc. section