This week on the blog we talk about healthy eating or, rather, something that is surprisingly healthy -- maple syrup! Everyone on TeamMKD is pretty sweet on maple syrup, and given the health benefits, it’s easy to see why. Here’s the latest info on the benefits of maple syrup and how you might want to incorporate it in your diet if you're not doing so already.
Where Does Maple Syrup Come From?
Maple syrup—not maple-tasting syrup, but the real, amber-colored syrup—comes from the maple tree. Most maple syrup is tapped in Canada, who account for 80% of the world’s natural maple syrup. In the U.S., you may find some boutique maple syrups produced in the northeast on your supermarket shelves as well. Maple syrup is tapped from a tree, then boiled to remove some of the water and filtered to remove impurities.