Pure maple products have numerous health benefits. They are not just sweet.  Pure maple syrup is a naturally existing sugar that is also full of nutrients, particularly calcium, zinc, iron and potassium.  Pure maple products also contain antioxidants.  Compared to white refined sugar or other fructose-based additives, pure maple sugar is healthier for you and the environment.

Some Articles of Interest:

Newswire. Oct. 7, 2013. 100% Pure Maple Syrup: A beneficial consumption when compared to other sweetening agents
Shortened URL http://cnw.ca/8Qwb6

La Terre Chez Nous.Oct. 9.2013.  Un « sirop » contre le diabète et l’obésité!

Liya, L. and N.P. Seeram. 2012.   Chemical composition and biological dffects of maple syrup.  In: Emerging trends in dietary components for preventing and combating disease. Ed by  Bhimanagouda S. P, Guddadarangavvanahally K. Jayaprakasha, KN. Chidambara M, and P.S. Navindra. American Chemical Society.  Vol. 1093. Chapter 18: 323–333.

Liya, L. and N. P. Seeram.  2010.  Maple Syrup Phytochemicals include lignans, coumarins, a stilbene, and other previously unreported antioxidant phenolic compounds J. Agric. Food Chem. 58 (22):11673–11679.

Mamdouh. M.A., C. Nozzolillo, A. Tonon, M. Coppens, and D. A. Lombardo.  2008.   High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Characterization and Identification of Antioxidant Polyphenols in Maple Syrup.  Pharmaceutical Biology, 2008, Vol. 46, No. 1-2 : Pages 117-125.

Thériault, M. Stéphane Caillet, S., Kermasha, S. and M. Lacroix. 2006. Antioxidant, antiradical and antimutagenic activities of phenolic compounds present in maple products. 2006.  Food Chemistry.  Vol. 98 (3):490–501.

Canadian maple syrup rich in antioxidants, study finds
By Randy Boswell, Canwest News Service March 22, 2010

Maple syrup tested as 'champion food'
CBC News Posted: Apr 01, 2011 http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/04/01/maple-syrup-antioxidants.html?ref=rss

Sirop d’érable - L’ennemi juré de certains cancers!
Des chercheurs ont découvert (encore!) d’autres antioxydants bénéfiques pour la santé dans le sirop d’érable du Canada.
21 avril 2010 par Jean-Charles Gagné

Le sirop d’érable, aliment aux mille vertus?  En plus de combattre de nombreux cancers, le sirop d’érable se comparerait au thé et aux graines de lin.
01 avril 2011 par Céline Normandin