Agave or Agave Syrup, is a sweetener commercially produced in Mexico from several species of agave, including the Blue Agave (Agave tequilana) and Salmiana Agave (Agave salmiana). Agave nectar is 1.4 to 1.6 times sweeter than sugar and consists primarily of fructose and glucose (like sugar), but this ratio varies based upon manufacturer and type of Agave. Generally, the fructose content of Agave Syrup is higher than sugar, making it higher than high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)as well. This higher fructose content leads to a lower glycemic index and offers a vegetarian sweetener option in place of honey. High intakes of fructose, though quite rare, should be avoided and may have negative health consequences. The occasional use of Agave as a sweetener should not pose any problems.