Health Benefits of Maple SyrupApril 17, 2017
The time of year when families and friends gather at the sugar shack to share a meal and honour maple syrup products is finally upon us!
Considering that 75% of the world’s maple syrup is produced in Quebec, we can definitely say that it’s a symbolic product of the region’s gastronomy with a deep heritage. In fact, production is still artisanal dependent on the craftsmen and the harvest environment, adding to the uniqueness of the syrup’s taste and colour. Appreciated around the world for its inimitable taste, maple syrup also contains unsuspected elements that provide us with several benefits when consumed with moderation.
A source of antioxidants
In addition to its divine taste, maple syrup contains 65 antioxidant compounds that protect our cells against oxidative stress, and help reduce the production of inflammatory mediators – the darker the syrup, the higher its antioxidant content. Recent scientific developments also show that it also contains inulin, a complex carbohydrate (a natural dietary fibre) that acts as a prebiotic and promotes the growth of “good” bacteria in the intestine. Not only your taste buds, but your immune system will thank you for adding maple syrup to your diet!
Versatile in the kitchen
This natural sweetener can be incorporated to practically all your recipes! For breakfast, lunch and even for dinner, maple syrup can complement a multitude of sweet and savoury meals, and even replace sugar. At Oatbox, we use maple syrup in many of our granola mixes, as it blends perfectly with the seasonal flavours we feature, while adding a naturally sweet touch to your nutritious breakfast or healthy snack.
Of course, it’s always better to moderate your sugar intake, but by choosing maple syrup, you’re sure to combine the natural great taste with the health benefits of this natural sweetener!
Source : Vivaï, nutrition experts