Agave syrup is made by thickening the juice of the agave plant, a cactus-like plant from South America.
Agave syrup is very sweet, 25% sweeter than regular granulated sugar, so we have to use less of it to obtain a sweet taste. The agave nectar has a much lower glycemic index than ordinary granulated sugar. A low glycemic index ensures that the energy is gradually released into the body, which is better for your body than the rapid sugar intake of regular sugar.
This is because granulated sugar is chemically different from agave syrup. Normal sugar consists of sucrose, half of which consists of fructose and the other half of glucose. Agave nectar in its pure form contains 90% fructose, the rest is glucose. Because of its extremely high fructose content, agave syrup has a low glycemic index.