The agave is a succulent plant that is native to Mexico. The nectar from this plant has been used for centuries as a food additive as well as in the making of tequila. It often is used as an alternative to sugar. The low glycemic level in agave makes the caloric count much lower than that of sugar. Agave is readily available and can be grown in your home. Once the nectar is harvested from the agave fruit, it can be stored for several years.
Pour the agave into a glass jar or plastic bottle and seal it tightly so that the scent of the agave is concealed as much as possible.
Wipe the outside of the jar or bottle with a wet washcloth to remove any spilled agave.
Place the agave in a warm, dark area such as a kitchen cabinet or pantry. It is best when used within three years.