Agave is a type of syrup made from the agave plant, which is a type of cactus that is mainly grown in Mexico. Blue agave syrup contains 56% fructose as a sugar providing sweetening properties. Agave syrups are sold in light, amber, dark, and raw varieties. Light agave syrup has a mild, almost neutral flavour, and is therefore sometimes used in delicate-tasting dishes and beverages. Amber agave syrup has a medium-intensity caramel flavour and is therefore used in dishes and drinks with stronger flavours. Dark agave syrup has stronger caramel notes and imparts a distinct flavour to dishes, such as some desserts, poultry, meat, and seafood dishes. Both amber and dark agave syrups are sometimes used "straight out of the bottle" as a topping for pancakes, waffles, and French toast.
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