Pure Canadian maple syrup sourced from maple trees not only tastes better than processed sweeteners made from corn syrup, it is also better for you.
Canadian Nutrient File (Health Canada) shows that maple syrup’s nutritional value is superior to other common sweeteners, such as honey, sugar and brown sugar.
There are fewer calories in maple syrup than there are in corn syrup and honey, averaging about 50 calories per tablespoon.
Maple syrup is an excellent source of manganese, which plays an important role in energy production and antioxidant defences, and is necessary for normal brain and nerve function. A 60ml portion of maple syrup contains 100% of the recommended daily intake of manganese.
The sweetener also provides 37% of the recommended daily intake of riboflavin, which aids the metabolic process.
Pure maple syrup also contains 18% of the recommended daily intake of zinc, which is essential for a healthy immune system.
Other minerals found in maple syrup are magnesium, calcium and potassium, decreasing the risk of hypertension or stroke.