Maple Syrup is a Sweet Story of Spring

For great flavor as well as nutritional benefits, substitute syrup for sugar when preparing family meals. Researchers have documented that maple syrup is the most nutritious common sweetener. Scientists at the University of Rhode Island describe the sticky sap as a good source of unique compounds and antioxidants that can improve immunity, reduce inflammation, prevent cancer, and help manage Type 2 diabetes. More than 54 beneficial compounds — antioxidants, polyphenols, and other phytochemicals — naturally occur in syrup.