Maple : When it comes to antioxidant activity, maple syrup is right up there with tomato, broccoli and bananas
Good news! Recent results of two studies conducted by independent laboratories (US and Quebec), and funded by the FPAQ and Agriculture and Agro-Food Canada prove respectively that a 60 ml (1/4 cup) portion of maple syrup holds an antioxidant capacity of 473 and 1131 ORAC units (µmol Trolox), which is comparable to that of a portion of broccoli or a banana.
Considering the recommended daily intake of antioxidants is 3000 to 5000 µmol TE, a portion of maple syrup fulfills 10 to 38% of our daily requirements.
This benefit, combined with the fact that this portion provides good levels of manganese, riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium, puts maple syrup a step ahead of other common sweeteners such as sugar, raw sugar and corn syrup.
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