3 Things to Keep in Mind When Using Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup
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Maple syrup is one of the most popular natural sweaters out there and it’s often hailed as a more nutritious alternative to sugar. It’s true that this sweet syrup comes with a long list of healthy properties, but you should tread lightly when using it for more reasons than one.

High in Sugar

Maple syrups contain a long list of antioxidants and a small number of minerals such as magnesium and zinc, but it’s extremely high in sugar. It’s still a much better sweetener than refined sugar, but it’s extremely important to use it in moderation to keep your sugar consumption in check.

Store-Bought Verities

The tricky thing about store-bought verities of this natural sweetener is the fact they’re not really that natural. They’re often just sugar-heavy syrups with maple flavoring, so make sure to check their labels twice before buying them, or you won’t reap any health benefits of maple syrup.

Different Grades

You should also be careful when checking labels because maple syrup comes in different grades. From light and medium to dark amber, the color of your maple syrup also determines how rich and strong its taste is going to be, so read the labels carefully.