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Offline Cuilidh

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Maple Syrup vs. Agave Syrup
« on: September 11, 2020, 08:54:01 am »
Is anyone familiar with the differences between maple syrup and agave syrup?  I use maple syrup quite a lot, but have never tried agave.  I now have a recipe that specifically calls for agave but I have no idea what it tastes like.  I know agave is horribly high in fructose (yes, Judy, I even remembered to look up google all by myself this time, without prompting  ; - your gentle hints are beginning to sink into my brain after all these years!).  Can anyone comment on the taste difference?  The particular recipe I am tackling is a mango mousse so I am not sure that maple will be a good substitute, but I resent buying agave for just one recipe because, with that high fructose, I cannot see me wanting to use it again.
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Re: Maple Syrup vs. Agave Syrup
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 09:04:00 am »
I've never used agave syrup Marina. Sorry. I'm a maple syrup gal, especially after finding the  proper stuff at Costco so cheaply.
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Re: Maple Syrup vs. Agave Syrup
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2020, 10:15:59 am »
Marina, I only use Maple syrup for my vegan GD.
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Re: Maple Syrup vs. Agave Syrup
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2020, 02:02:49 pm »
When I went plant based about 5 years ago, rice malt syrup (always on special) was the substitute recommended for agave and honey. Apparently honey is also a substitute.
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Re: Maple Syrup vs. Agave Syrup
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2020, 01:38:46 am »
When you get to my age Marina Google is used very often, Iíll be having a conversation with a friend and we wonder when such and such a building was built (eg Buckingham Palace) or how old a celebrity is - Mr Google knows all the answers. Once you start using it youíll find yourself turning to it more often.  Glad to help out when you have had time to research xx
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Re: Maple Syrup vs. Agave Syrup
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 12:09:58 am »
Thanks everyone.  I think I'll just stick with maple syrup this time (mainly because I love the taste!).  I always have honey on hand and might take a look at rice malt syrup as well.

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