Research News

September 2011 Issue

Maple Syrup’s Sweet Phenolic Profile

Maple syrup is as all-American as apple pie, and now it looks like it’s a natural sweetener that you can enjoy in moderation without too much guilt. Thanks to new research, scientists have discovered that maple syrup—a plant-derived, natural product—is chock full of unique phytochemicals that may possess health benefits. Given that maple comes from plants—namely maple trees—this discovery shouldn’t be surprising.

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