Why Maple Syrup
Maple is a healthier alternative to refined sugars as
well as many other sweeteners out there. Since it
contains fewer calories and has a higher
concentration of minerals
Maple Syrup: Nutrients & Vitamins -
Many nutrients are naturally found in pure maple
syrup, including zinc, potassium, manganese, thiamine,
calcium, iron, magnesium, and riboflavin.
Zinc is not only beneficial to heart health, but it is also an antioxidant. Zinc is also involved in important bodily functions such as cellular growth and regeneration.
Just a 1/4 cup serving of maple syrup provides 41% of your daily requirement of zinc.
A 1/4 cup of maple syrup also provides 100% of your daily requirement of manganese, which is linked to HDL, or good cholesterol, and also known for its ability to improve overall mental stability.
Manganese (aids in energy production)
Zinc (helps your immune system)
Calcium (great for strengthening bones and teeth)
Riboflavin (aids in metabolic processes)
Magnesium (associated with lowered risk of heart disease)
Potassium (helps to maintain a normal blood pressure)
Sugars naturally rank higher on the glycemic index, however, maple syrup is clearly the better option as it has a lower glycemic index than cane sugar. ... Real Maple Syrup has significantly more calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, and manganese than Brown Sugar.