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New Research Shows Maple’s Nutritional Benefits

Maple trees hold mysteries, but ardent research continues to reveal them. One subject of study is maple’s nutritional benefits. What a recent clinical study by Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (QMSP) showed may have you re-thinking what sweetener to stock your kitchen with.

An 8-week study conducted by a team at Université Laval “examined the effect of substituting 5% of the total daily energy provided by added sugars with an equivalent quantity of maple syrup on the composition of subjects’ intestinal microbiota, and its impact on recognized risk factors for cardiometabolic disease.” The findings concluded that replacing refined sugar with maple syrup “reduced certain cardiometabolic risk factors, specifically by decreasing abdominal fat and systolic blood pressure.” The study found that maple syrup was a smarter choice than refined sugars for cardiometabolic health when reaching for the sweeteners.

As we become more conscious of what we ingest, the question of what to sweeten our coffee and baked goods with surfaces. And science says: keep it real.

Maple doesn’t mask anything. This natural product is made from one wholesome ingredient that is derived from wild grown maple trees. Plus, it tastes really good! Maple’s sweet flavor profile makes it ideal for jazzing up your morning coffee and adding a dimension of sweetness to your cinnamon rolls. When it comes to sweetening, maple is a wholesome choice that tastes good.