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Is maple syrup healthier than sugar or honey?

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

High quality maple syrup which is organic, 100% pure and single origin is definitely a healthier option of sweetener. It has about one-third fewer calories than table sugar and also fewer calories than honey. Also, you need less amount of high quality maple syrup to replace sugar in baking. Because of its lower glycemic load compared to regular sugar, maple syrup causes blood sugar levels to rise more slowly. Thus, less insulin is metabolized and cravings are avoided. In addition, maple syrup has an anti-inflammatory effect and contains over 60 antioxidants.

Kcal per 100g

Sugar

~ 400

Honey

280 - 300

Maple syrup

~ 260


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