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09.2007

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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The CURE for WHAT AILS YOU?

TEQUILA IS OFTEN USED as a cure for the blues but it may just have some genuine health benefits as well. According to researchers at the University of Guadalajara, blue agave can pass through stomach acids without being destroyed. The hope is that doctors will be able to use agave as a means for delivering colon cancer drugs more effectively. Human trials are in the works. Blue agave nectar is also popping up as a gourmet substitute sweetener for sugar. Four times sweeter than sugar it has only 6O calories per tablespoon but is mainly fructose, which has little impact on blood sugar. Perhaps it's time to start investing in some blue agave plants.

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