Maple Syrup has Many Health Benefits
Contributes to a healthy diet
100% pure Québec maple syrup is natural, unrefined, sterile, gluten-free, vegan, with no artificial colourants, flavourings, or preservatives. It contains 100 essential nutritional compounds including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytohormones, and 67 polyphenols. No wonder maple syrup is the subject of scientific research in labs at home and around the world.
Maple syrup is a tasty and versatile addition to any kitchen pantry. Gently sweet and aromatic, maple has proven to enhance the flavour of whatever food it’s added to. It has the added advantage of being a good substitute for other sweetening agents.
A 60 ml (1/4 cup) portion of maple syrup provides 72% of the daily nutritional requirement of manganese, 27% of that of riboflavin, 17% for copper, and 6% calcium.
Quebecol: Unique to Maple Syrup
Pure Québec maple syrup contains 67 different polyphenols, 9 of which are unique to maple. One of these polyphenols, called Quebecol, appears naturally when sap is boiled to produce maple syrup.
A Natural Source of Energy
Maple syrup is a natural fuel favoured by many athletes because it provides simple carbohydrates, which easily break down into glucose. People like these, with active lifestyles, eat or drink maple products in some form (and there are many) before, during, and after physical exertion.
Take a look at this short video that illustrates the benefits of maple syrup for the athletes:
Learn more about the benefits of maple syrup, including as a natural source of energy, at Maple from Québec.
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