Unique Benefits of Pure Maple Syrup:
Pure maple syrup delivers more overall nutritional value than many common sweeteners and has one of the lowest calorie levels.
Pure maple syrup provides enhanced antioxidant levels when compared to other common and popular foods, such as apples and broccoli.
Pure Maple Syrup is uniquely and naturally produced exclusively by the concentration of sap from the maple tree. It is a natural sweetener that contains no added sugar, colouring agents, artificial flavourings, preservatives or other additives.
The range of colour (grades) of pure maple syrup is due to natural changes in the sap as the production season progresses, not by the addition of any caramel colouring agents.
Minerals, Vitamins and General Nutrition
Pure maple syrup has natural variations, but on average, a 4 Tbsp serving of Maple Syrup supplies us with more than 100% of our daily intake of manganese, 37% of riboflavin, 18% of zinc, 7% of magnesium, 5% of calcium and 5% of potassium.
In addition to carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, maple syrup and its products also contain phenolic compounds. These compounds are found in sap and are concentrated in maple syrup. Phenolic compounds are widely distributed in plants.
Over two dozen phenolic compounds have been isolated in maple syrup and evidence suggests that many more are present. In view of the well-established antioxidant activity these substances possess, it is suggested that it is the complexity of the mixture that makes maple syrup of particular interest rather than any one compound.
These beneficial phenolic compounds make maple syrup a healthy choice as a sweetener.