Agave nectar is kosher, and nearly always organic and raw, and has a relatively low Glycemic Index (GI), particularly when compared to other sweeteners.
Since Agave Nectar is high in fructose, it does not cause the “sugar rush” associated with refined sugars (sucrose). Fructose does not stimulate digestive insulin secretion as other sugars do.
The Glycemic Index (G.I.) is an indicator of how much your blood sugar increases 2 to 3 hours after a specific food is consumed. Thus, the higher the Glycemic Index food number the faster your blood sugar will increase. Glucose is assigned a G.I. of 100, while honey has a G.I. of 58 and Raw Agave Nectar has a Glycemic Index of 46. Though excessive consumption of all kinds of simple sugars should be avoided by diabetics, Raw Agave Nectar is a respectable alternative to artificial sweeteners.