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Could Maple Syrup from Canada be the Next Champion Food? - University of Rhode Island Study


4/1/2011 7:19:55 AM

EurekAlert! -- New York – April 1, 2011 - There's more good news about pure maple syrup from the University of Rhode Island (URI). Researchers there have now identified 54 compounds in maple syrup from Canada, double the amount previously reported, and many with antioxidant activity and potential health benefits. In laboratory studies, they acted as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents. Initial studies also suggest that maple compounds may inhibit enzymes relevant in Type 2 diabetes management.

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