I was in my local health food store earlier this week and looked at a bottle of raw, organic agave nectar. I was shocked to see that 1 tbsp of it has 60 calories (!!!). I'm especially surprised that it's regularly used as a sweetener in several of the "primal" recipes that have been shared on the forum and on primal sites.
Can someone explain why it's often used? Is it sweeter than sugar and therefore less is needed? I'm trying to understand why 1 tbsp of 60 calories is a better option than 1 tbsp of 45 calories (standard granulated sugar).