Pure maple syrup comes from trees. Produced through careful collection, concentration and boiling, water is removed from maple sap, leaving behind the liquid gold that we know and love. This lack of heavy processing leaves a multitude of benefits in the syrup that one finds lacking from other sweeteners.
• 100% pure maple syrup is a wholesome sweetener rich in minerals, including Potassium, Calcium, Riboflavin, Zinc, and Manganese.
• Maple syrup features more than fifty antioxidants. This cocktail of polyphenols have powerful free radical fighting properties. Antioxidants have been shown to help prevent cancer, support the immune system, lower blood pressure and slow the effects of aging.Foods with similar qualities include berries, green tea, red wine, and flaxseeds.
• Maple syrup contains one of the lowest calorie levels of sweeteners and is low glycemic, meaning it offers sustained energy rather than a quick burst and subsequent crash. For these reasons, many athletes choose maple syrup as a natural energy source while training.
So go ahead and give in to your sweet tooth with something that not only tastes great, but is naturally good for you!