Results for: Agave

In Nutrition

What is agave?

Agave is a succulent plant with a large rosette of thick fleshy leaves. The leaves have spiny margins and end in a sharp point. The stem is short and stout. Each rosette is m ( Full Answer )
In Baking

Can you cook agave leaves?

Though poisonous when raw, agave has a sweet, mild flavor when baked or made into a syrup. Certain varieties are used in making the alcoholic beverages.
In Food & Cooking

What is the sweetener in blue agave?

The sweetener in Blue Agave (assuming you mean the nectar) is Fructose. A low glycemic simple sugar.
In Conditions and Diseases

What are the symptoms of agave allergy?

I cut down a large agave plant yesterday and developed a very burning and itchy rash where the juice from the plant touched my skin. I never heard of this before and was wonde ( Full Answer )
In Ingredient Substitutions

Substitution rate agave nectar?

Agave nectar is approximately 1.4 times sweeter than sugar, so an appropriate substitution is 3/4 cup nectar per 1 cup sugar. You do have to account for the extra liquid in th ( Full Answer )
In Organic Foods

What is Organic Agave Nectar?

Agave nectar is hydrolyzed juice from the agave plant. It is used as an alternative sweetener. The term organic means the Agave's were grown without the use of conventional pe ( Full Answer )
In Cactus Gardening

How do you get rid of agave cactuses?

VERY CAREFULLY! Thorns are easy enough to avoid. Clip them off before you start the work of yanking and chopping off the large leaves. WARNING! This is a poisonous plant and ( Full Answer )
In Conditions and Diseases

What are symptoms of agave allergy?

I have discovered that when cutting the agave leaves off, any juice that contacts the skin may cause skin rashes. This happened to me and after doing some research on the inte ( Full Answer )
In Human Anatomy and Physiology

Where does the Agave grow?

Agave grows in the hot regions, like the deserts, and they havewaxy leaves with spikes.
In Uncategorized

What are agave products?

The following is derived from the Blue Agave Plant. -Agave Ncetar. -Tequila. Both of these are well know and freely available on the net as well as shops. www.agavenectar. ( Full Answer )
In Conditions and Diseases

How do you treat a rash from agave?

I have tried hydrocortisone (CortAid), diphenhydramine HCL (Benadril), and calamine lotion. Each have a very small, and temporary effect.. Nothing works permanently.. An int ( Full Answer )
In Uncategorized

What about Agave necter?

Agave nectar also called agave syrup, is the same as Tequila : agave syrup, is a liquor distilled from the city of the same name in the Mexican state of Jalisco, being abl ( Full Answer )
In Flower Gardening

If you get stuck by an agave cactus what happens?

All I know is it hurts for a while. The toxin's in the plant linger in the area of the puncture. My daughter was stuck recently on the ankle and if she moves her foot/ankle in ( Full Answer )
In Producers (food chain)

Is agave a producer?

Agave is a plant, making it a producer because it can photosynthesize and does not depend on another organism for food. Most organisms are consumers, like humans.
In Ingredient Substitutions

What is a substitute for agave nectar?

Maple syrup works fairly well, but is quite expensive. A runny honey may also work.
In Animal Life

What identifies the agave billbug?

an agave bill bug has a hard *elytra , its black, and is usually found in desert's. Also a type of weevil. *elytra: a spacer between the head and abdomen of a beetle
In Veganism

Do vegans eat agave nectar?

Yes, agave nectar is a plant product. Many vegans use it in place of honey.
In Science

What is the density of agave nectar?

One comercial source of agave nectar lists a specific gravity of 1.384 (about 75 Brix). This is a little less than the typical specific gravity of honey.
In Mexico

Where does agave grow in Mexico?

As a commercial crop, most of it is grown on the states of Jalisco and Aguascalientes, on western Mexico.
In Botany or Plant Biology

Are agaves cacti?

No, agaves are not cacti. They are more closely related to a lilythan a cactus.
In Liquor

Does agave tequila have sugar in it?

Yes. Agave nectar has sugar. When it is distilled into Tequila, much, but not all of the sugar is converted into alcohol. All tequilas have agave in them. It's what makes t ( Full Answer )
In Uncategorized

What does an agave fruit look?

Agave technically isn't a fruit it is a perennial It kind of looks like a cross between a cactus and a palm tree and similar to Aloe Vera. It has wide, flat, green leaves ( Full Answer )
In Botany or Plant Biology

How does agave survive in the desert?

Agave plants have thorns on the leaves' tips, which protect themfrom many predators. They also have leaf formations that trap rainand guide the moisture to the roots.
In Botany or Plant Biology

Is sisal the same as agave plant?

The Agave is any of numerous American plants belonging to that genus cultivated for economic or ornamental reasons. Sisal, or also called Sisal Hemp is a fibre yielded by an A ( Full Answer )
In Botany or Plant Biology

What is the Agave plant used for?

The agave plant is the exclusive source of mezcal (tequila), and the juice is concentrated and used as a sweetener. The flowers of many varieties are edible, as well as the st ( Full Answer )
In Deserts

How big is an agave desert plant?

There are a number of species of agave and they range in size fromsmall (a foot across) to huge (6-8 feet across).
In Honey

Is agave nectar same as honey?

While it is a natural sweetener like honey, agave nectar is a completely different substance (produced by people, not bees). "Agave nectar (sometimes called agave syrup) is ( Full Answer )
In Dieting and Weight Loss

Which is better Agave Nectar or Agave in the raw for weight loss?

Actually, neither. These days, the review of the (good) evidence available suggests that all sugars (i.e sucrose, glucose or fructose) have the same impact on weight gain/weig ( Full Answer )
In Uncategorized

What are the usual ingredients of agave?

Agaves are succulent plants, and their sap contains carbohydrates. When heated gently, these carbohydrates turn into sugars, which is the basis of agave nectar. This in turn c ( Full Answer )
In Uncategorized

What Agave species are used in Agave syrup?

Agave syrup is made from several species of agave that includes Agave tequilana and Agave salmiana. These species can be found in Mexico and South Africa.
In Uncategorized

Where can one purchase a blue agave?

You can purchase a blue agave vegetable at your local produce market during most seasons of the year. The agave is primarily a plant located within Mexico and as such most of ( Full Answer )
In Headaches

Can agave nectar cause headaches?

Agave gave me a terrible headache 30 minutes after ingesting.Splenda also gave me terrible headaches.
In Botany or Plant Biology

Scientific classification of Agave americana?

Scientific classification of Agave americana - Kingdom - Plantae Subkingdom - Tracheobionta (vascular plants) Superdivision - Spermatophyta (seed plants) Division - Magnolioph ( Full Answer )