The natural sweetener obtained by intensifying the cactus extract does not contain added sugar. Agave is four times sweeter than white sugar. Only a quarter teaspoon of agave nectar/syrup meets the sweetness of a teaspoon of white sugar, and this will cost you only 4 calories instead of the 16 calories contained in the same amount of sugar. It becomes a good sweetener in pastry. Since this syrup dissolves quickly, it is used as a sweetener in cold and hot drinks