Maple syrup is medicine? Yup! We are always looking for alternatives to sugar to sweeten up our life but generally speaking most options are chemical sh*tstorms with side effects worse than just plain sugar. Much like honey, maple is one of mother natures wonders with several active studies attesting to this. Known to contain 20 different health benefiting compounds with powerful antioxidants as well as anti diabetic (yup) and anti cancer. Pure maple syrup is naturally high in calcium, thiamine, and zinc. Its glycemic index is 54, that's considered LOW, honey is higher.There are countless and more interesting ways to use pure maple syrup than on your pancakes. In baking, teas, toppings but my new favorite is in medicinal syrups.Just make sure it's pure!