Maple Syrup is 100% pure. It does not contain additives, artificial flavours, or preservatives, making it an all natural sweetener.
Compared to refined sugar and other common sweeteners, maple syrup provides more essential nutrients such as calcium, potassium, zinc, manganese and riboflavin (vitamin B2). Recent scientific studies also show that Maple is a good source of certain cancer-fighting antioxidants.
To substitute maple syrup for granulated sugar in a recipe, use a one-for-one substitution and reduce the amount of liquid ingredients by ¼ cup.