Here at Meridan Hill Maple we are darn proud of our single-source, straight-from-the-New Hampshire bush maple syrup products. That’s why we want to share it with all of you in as many stores, markets, and creative recipes as we can. Here are five reasons to swap conventional sugar for Meridan Hill Maple Syrup.

#1. Antioxidants

Scientific research has found that maple syrup contains at least 24 different antioxidants! These antioxidants protect you against inflammation and free radical damage. You can think of antioxidants as one of your body’s defenses against outsider damage.

#2. Vitamins & Minerals

There’s nearly a dozen vitamins and minerals found in pure maple syrup. The top performers are vitamin B2, manganese, potassium, and zinc. These vitamins and minerals have important jobs in our bodies including regulating blood sugar, boosting immunity, and turning nutrients into energy.

#3. Healthier Alternative

We know that artificial sweeteners are popular. They’re low-calorie and easily accessible in the store. But to be frank, they can’t hold a candle to our syrups. Not only are they highly processed and full of chemicals, but they are speculated to cause fatigue, weight gain, headaches, and anxiety.

Pure maple syrup can offer a healthier alternative because it doesn’t contain chemicals or additives and is minimally processed.

#4. Single-source syrup

We’re not saying that blended maple syrups aren’t great. They’re delicious! But we like to keep our pure maple syrups contained to just one source—from our own New Hampshire farm. This also allows our maple syrup products to be minimally processed. Collected, boiled, taste-tested and bottled is our tried and true method.

#5. Certified Organic

Again, pure maple syrups that aren’t certified organic are still incredible natural sweeteners that you can feel good about enjoying. Here at Meridan Hill Maple, we have the privilege of being certified organic by the FDA. This means we have to follow rigorous standards and procedures (in all aspects of our farm) in order to stick that organic label on our products.

We’re huge maple syrup fans here at Meridan Hill and how could we not be?! Maple syrup is backed by scientific research to contain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and has been shown to be a healthier alternative to conventional and alternative sugars. However, we’re not medical professionals or health nutritionists, so please take care and discuss these benefits with your physician.