Real Maple Syrup

Facebook puts the oddest ads on my page.  How would they know that I’m a big fan of REAL maple syrup.  Yes, it is far more expensive, but this is one of the biggest “it’s worth it” things in the food world.  I just could not, would not eat regular corn syrup based table syrup.

So today, FB gives me an ad with a link to this page: Get Real – Taste the Truth, which is really a maple syrup promo page.  They do have good stuff there, links to recipes, etc.  So with my maple-coated tongue in cheek, let me tout the benefits  of maple syrup, from their site!

The Health Benefits of Maple Syrup:

5 Points You Should Know

A researcher at the University of Rhode Island found more than 20 compounds in pure maple syrup that contribute to better health, including several newly identified antioxidant compounds that are reported to have anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-diabetic properties.

A 1/4 cup serving of maple syrup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk and more potassium than a banana.

Buying maple syrup in bulk (say, a gallon jug vs. an 8oz bottle) can save more than 30%.

With one less cup of store-bought coffee every other week, you could buy a year’s worth of maple syrup!

Most maple producing states host a Maple Weekend every spring where families can watch maple syrup being made and learn all about the sugaring process.

Seriously, though, I will only buy pure maple syrup, usually from TJ, or Whole Foods.  I put some into muffins, sweet glazes, things like that.  Enjoy!

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