Agave Nutrients and Health Benefits

Agave VegetableAgave vegetables are not Cactus Plants and they are not Aloe Plants. Agave plants are from Agavaceae family and have more than 200 different species. Agave Americana, Agave Angustifolia, Agave Tequilana, and Agave Attenuata are the most commonly grown species of Agave Vegetable. The Agave’s Flowers, leaves, stalks (basal rosettes), and the sap (honey water) are all edible for humans. Agave vegetable provides people an another alternative to sugar in cooking which is usually called Agave Nectar (agave syrup). When you handle Agave or drink its juice please be carefull, because some people claim that some of the Agave juices can cause Dermatitis (an allergic inflammation of the skin) which can last for about two weeks. For a Huge List of Agave Species just go to Wikipedia’s Page Here.

The Nutrients of Raw SouthWestern Agave in about 100 grams are:

- Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
– Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Vitamin K
– Protein
– Calcium (Good Amount)
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Sodium
– Zinc
– Copper
– Manganese
– Selenium
– Natural Fats
– Natural Sugars
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber (Good Amount)
– Starch
– Calories

The Health Benefits of Agave Vegetable are:

- Maintains healthy bones
– Improves nerve function
– Improves muscle function
– Supports Healthy blood clotting
– Reduces feet tingling
– Reduces hand tingling
– Lowers chance of retardation in children
– Reduces chance of bone deformities
– Reduces feet numbness
– Reduces hand numbness
– Improves teeth health
– Normalizes Blood Sugar Levels
– Normalizes Cholesterol Levels
– Helps prevent constipation
– Helps prevent hemorrhoids
– Supports Weight Loss
– Relaxes nerves
– Relaxes muscles
– Strengthens bones
– Builds bones
– Improves blood circulation
– Protects from muscle spasms
– Improves heart rate
– Helps prevent headaches

Raw Blue Agave NectarAlso, If you are interested in tasting this unique sugar alternative, then you could try this Blue Agave Nectar Product.

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Organic Agave BarOr, If you would like to try Agave taste in a fun snack bar, then here is one called Raw Revolution Organic Live Food Bar that contains Cashew and Agave Nectar.

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