The Chocolate Life

Discover Chocolate and Live La Vida Cocoa!

In answer to the recent agave controversy stirred up by Dr. Mercola and Mike Adams, both of whom are well known health promoters with large followings, my good friend David Wolfe, well known author and nutritionist, wrote an article explaining his current position on the Agave debate.  You can read the article as originally published here:  http://www.sacredchocolate.com/agave-blues-david-wolfe

 

Currently, I estimate that 95% of the commercially available Raw Chocolate Bars and Desserts on the market use agave syrup as a sweetener.

 

Historically, agave has been used as a sweetener with cacao for many years according to chocolate historian, Mark J Sciscenti.  ( https://www.kakawachocolates.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=5&... )

Tags: Adler, Agave, Chocolate, Nectar, Raw, Sacred, Sciscenti, Syrup, Wolfe

Views: 31

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Nice read. Are you sourcing your Sacred Truffles from Cru Cacao? I noticed the same formulas and names.

Sirius.
We are manufacturing our truffles at the Sacred Chocolate Factory in San Rafael, CA
The reason I posted this information on Agave is because traditionally, Agave has been used as the sweetener of choice in the raw chocolate industry under the idea that agave was healthy for you. New information has recently come to light that this might not really be the case.
It's funny, I knew intuitively when I first started experimenting with raw chocolate that agave nectar had a strong blood sugar reaction with me. My personal preference not to sweeten with agave was only recently confirmed with the latest buzz about the agave blues.

RSS

Member Marketplace

Promote TheChocolateLife

Bookmark and Share

Follow Clay on:
Twitter :: @DiscoverChoc
F'Book :: TheChocolateLife
F'Book Group :: LaVidaCocoa
Paper.li :: @DiscoverChoc

Badge

Loading…

© 2014   Created by Clay Gordon.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service