Researchers have discovered other antioxidants beneficial to health in Canadian maple syrup.
At the pace of the good news, this unique product could become as unavoidable in the pantry as aspirin or tylenol in the medicine cabinet of families around the world. Just three weeks ago, Dr. Yves Desjardins revealed that maple syrup contained an appreciable concentration of abscisic acid , recognized to stimulate the release of insulin in the body, and that he therefore possessed therapeutic properties for diabetes.
We now learn that maple syrup contains 13 new antioxidant components known for their anti-cancer properties,
anti-bacterial and anti-diabetic. The merit of this decipherment comes from American researcher Navindra Seeram of the University of Rhode Island.
He unveiled his results at the American Chemical Society in San Francisco on March 21st.
In addition, work published in the recent edition of the Journal of Medicinal Food reveals that maple syrup will limit the proliferation of prostate cancer cells.and lungs and, to a lesser extent, breast, colon and brain.
In this respect, maple syrup would outperform blueberries, broccoli, tomatoes and carrots.
No wonder dietitian Marie Breton says that “maple products are more than just sweeteners.
Thanks to their content of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other beneficial compounds, they can contribute to a better diet, especially when they replace sugar, brown sugar, honey and corn syrup “.
These last two research projects were financially supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
And the search continues!
Quebec maple producers are devoting 4.75 cents per pound to develop the full potential of maple .