What Are the Health Benefits of Maple Syrup?
If you’re looking for an alternative clean label sweetener, maple syrup is the smart choice. Chock full of antioxidants and minerals, maple syrup is a healthier (and more sustainable) alternative.
Maple syrup is packed with minerals.
Our bodies need a variety of minerals to function well, and maple syrup contains several of them. We’re talking iron, zinc, manganese, and calcium.
Maple syrup is packed with antioxidants.
Antioxidants fight cell damage that can lead to chronic disease. Researchers at the University of Rhode Island have found that maple syrup contains as many as 54 different antioxidants!
Maple syrup is packed with bioactive plant compounds.
Plant compounds found in maple syrup have beneficial effects against certain cancers, diabetes, bacterial illnesses, even some neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. The lead researcher at the University of Rhode Island has named maple syrup a “super food” when it comes to the number and variety of beneficial compounds it contains.
In addition to being healthy, maple syrup is perfect for clean label products and adds an intriguing flavor that consumers love.
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Minerals in Maple Syrup
|Per 60 ml (1/4 cup) in % DV||Manganese||Riboflavin||Zinc||Magnesium||Calcium||Potassium||Calories|
|High Fructose Corn Syrup||4||4||0||0||0||0||220|
Source: USDA Nutrient Database and Canadian Nutrient File
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) Value Of Maple Syrup
|ORAC Value per 100g||µmol TE²/100g||Serving Size||µmol TE²/serving|
|Broccoli, raw||1362||1 medium (118 g)||1037|
|Banana, raw||879||½ cup (46 g)||627|
|Carrot, raw||666||1 (72 g)||480|
|Maple Syrup||600||¼ cup (60 ml/80 g)||480|
|Cabbage, raw||508||1 medium (123 g)||415|
|Tomato, raw||337||½ cup (85 g)||268|
|Cantaloupe||315||½ cup (37 g)||188|
Source: USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods. Results showing the antioxidant power of maple syrup were obtained from Brunswick Laboratories, a USDA-certified facility