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52 calories per tablespoon
Not to be confused with the “pancake syrup” (which is basically dyed corn syrup) many people use on their breakfasts, real maple syrup is often touted being a nutritious added sugar (as if there is such a thing) because it is “all natural” and “unrefined” and contains more manganese, riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and potassium than other sugars. However, you’d have to drink most of a bottle for any real benefit. A quarter-cup of maple syrup contains a scant 5 milligrams of calcium—less than 1 percent of your daily recommended intake.
Best used: “In oatmeal, yogurt, salad dressings, glazes, and chocolate sauces; on roasted root vegetables; and, of course, on pancakes and waffles,” Kadey says.
Swapping the white stuff for another sweetener may be better for your body and your recipe
Swapping the white stuff for another sweetener may be better for your body and your recipe.
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