Its Sugar Time!
|Not this kind of Sugar!!|
|Maple Syrup Sunday is March 25|
On to other things, like more SUGAR! What is the difference between Maple Syrup, honey, dehydrated cane juice, agave, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, etc. Is Maple Syrup "healthier" than the others? All of these sweeties are just a different means to the same end if you consume too much ~ a toxic overload in your system. No matter which the source, these sweeteners break down to fructose and glucose unlike other complex carbohydrates which break down solely in to glucose. Glucose is needed by our cells for energy, fructose needs to be broken down even further which is where the liver enters the equation, and if we hit it with too much fructose, nasty things can happen. But, on the bright side, unlike table sugar or HFCC, Maple Syrup has other positive health benefits because it is less processed, still retaining some antioxidants and minerals but there is no science to support this according to the Cornell Sugar Maple Research & Extension Service.
Maple syrup can be substituted for while sugar in cooking and sometimes this is a nice swap for flavor's sake. For each cup of white sugar, use 1 cup of Maple syrup and reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by 3 Tablespoons.