Nutrition: Honey vs (Pure) Maple Syrup

May time low sugar recipes substitute honey or pure maple syrup for the sugar to have a more natural sweet taste. Personally I prefer the taste of maple syrup over honey to begin with but was curious which one was actually “better for you”. If you have the time here is the article:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/412144-nutrition-of-pure-maple-syrup-vs-honey/

If you want the cliff notes-

Maple Syrup Key take aways:

  • 1 cup= 840 calories,
  • 1 cup= 216 g of carbohydrates, 192 g are from sugars
  • Maple syrup contains more minerals than honey. Maple syrup has considerably more calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and copper per serving than honey.

Honey Key take aways:

  • 1 cup= 1,031 calories
  • 1 cup= 279 g of carbohydrates, 278 g are from sugars
  • Honey contains more vitamins than maple syrup.

 

 

 

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