Pure maple syrup from Canada is a natural sweetener you can feel good about recommending in moderation. It is more than just an energy source with an amazing taste.
When a recipe calls for a touch of sweetness, pure maple syrup is a better choice, containing significant levels of essential vitamins and minerals – manganese, riboflavin, zinc and potassium.
In addition, maple syrup has been found to have high antioxidant activity, the result of 54 different polyphenols, similar to those found in berries, tea and flaxseed.
It is no surprise that this sweetener has such a good nutrient profile when you consider it is a highly concentrated form of tree sap, the lifeblood of the maple.