Life Story of the Maple Syrup
Does the Canadian $100 bill really smell like maple syrup? No one really knows the answer to that, but what we do know is that maple syrup has the best nutritional value compared to other common sweeteners, such as sugar (brown sugar included), agave, and corn syrup.
Maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees. In Canada, maple syrup must be made from 100% maple sap in order to be considered as maple syrup. Over 80% of the world’s supply is made in Canada!
The main difference, in terms of nutrition, between maple syrup and other sweeteners is that maple syrup contains a number of antioxidants and minerals, such as manganese and calcium. Maple syrup also has a lower glycemic index than table sugar, meaning it will raise your blood sugar level slower.