Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Maple Syrup is Good For What Ails You

Well, we know it, but it's nice to have the scientific research to back up our anecdotal evidence that maple syrup is a health food.

According to the website of the George Mateljan Foundation, "Maple syrup is sweet - and we're not just talking flavor. Maple syrup, as an excellent source of manganese and a good source of zinc, can also be sweet for your health."

Besides, the site reports, "Maple syrup is not a commonly allergenic food and is not known to contain measurable amounts of goitrogens, oxalates, or purines."

The George Mateljan Foundation is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide unbiased scientific information about how nutrient-rich "World's Healthiest Foods" can promote health and energy.

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