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WHY MAPLE SYRUP?

Maple Syrup Nutrition

Canadian maple syrup has reached “Superfood” status, rich in minerals and lower in calories than sugar not only can it please a sweet tooth but it can help as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Polyphenols

Scientists from the University of Rhode Island through their research have shown that Canadian maple syrup

has many other similar health benefits to other “Superfoods” such as berries. Researchers found maple syrup has 54 individual compounds, with 5 unique compounds only found inmaple syrup. Many of these compounds are believed to have antioxidant properties and may stave off cancer and act as anti-inflammatory agents.

Quebecol: A new polyphenol specific to maple

Among 5 new compounds discovered by researchers one is unique to maple and has been titled Quebecol (aptly named after the Canadian province of Quebec). This compound is only created when maple sap is boiled down into maple syrup.

Healthier Sugar

It is also known that “Whole food” which are unprocessed are healthier, pure 100% natural maple syrup is a natural, product that is not refined unlike many other sweetening agents.

Lower calorie sweetener

Compared to other sweetener’s such as white sugar and honey, Maple syrup has fewer calories per serving.

With 202 calories per 1/4 cup, it is a healthier alternative to corn syrup which has 246n calories and honey which has 260 calories. Compared to refined processed white sugarmaple syrup is also easier for the body to digest and metabolise.

Rich in Minerals

Maple syrup is rich in minerals: i just 1/4 of a cup maple syrup will provide your with 100% of your daily recommended amount of Manganese, an important mineral that acts as an antioxidant and helps in the development of bones.

1/4 of a cup also provides 37% of your daily Riboflavin, 18% of your daily Zinc, 7% of your daily Magnesium and 5% of both Calcium and Potassium.