Old Fashioned Maple Sugar
Maple is a unique, delicious, low glycemic natural sweetener. It contains calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and trace amounts of B2, B5, B6, niacin, biotin, folic acid, and zinc, as well as many amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
Researchers from the University of Rhode Island found 54 beneficial compounds in maple syrup that are anti-inflammatory agents shown to be beneficial to chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancers and Alzheimer's; five of which have never been seen in nature before.
Researchers may have found a natural way to cut down on antibiotic use without sacrificing health: a maple syrup extract that dramatically increases the potency of these medicines.
“Native populations in Canada have long used maple syrup to fight infections,” says Nathalie Tufenkji, Ph.D. “I’ve always been interested in the science behind these folk medicines.” “There are other products out there that boost antibiotic strength, but this may be the only one that comes from nature,”