Nutrition and Science of Maple Syrup

Sugar, corn syrup, brown sugar and maple syrup: all the same? Not exactly! Even though all four are sugaring agents, maple syrup contains more vitamins and minerals than the other three.

Maple syrup contains significant quantities of zinc, iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium and compounds found in B complex vitamins mostly thiamine. Also, 60 ml of maple syrup (1/4 cup) provide 100% of the daily recommended intake in manganese, 37% of the intake in riboflavin and 18% of the intake in zinc. But that's not all. Recent studies report that maple sap contains polyphenolic compounds (phenolic and flavonoid acids) that have important antioxidant properties. With this wide nutrition range and its smooth sweet aroma, maple syrup adds nutritional value to your meals!

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