Honey vs Maple Syrup – Which is better for Diabetics?

We’re about to take a close look at two of the healthiest, most natural syrups available….

We’re starting a battle between honey and maple syrup!
Which is better for diabetics? Should you try either at all?

1) Bees aren’t just essential for keeping our world pollinated – they’re also the source of all that delicious honey.

2) 1 tablespoon of honey has about 64 calories, 11 mg of potassium, and 17 grams of total carbohydrate, all in form of sugar. It also has trace amounts of vitamins and minerals.

3) Honey does have a relatively low Glycemic Load of 10, and a Glycemic Index of just 58.

4) Honey doesn’t have an expiration date. Archaeologists have found jars of honey dating back to the days of Ancient Egypt, and it’s still edible!

5) 1 tablespoon of maple syrup contains 52 calories. It also has 42 mg of potassium, 2.4 mg of sodium, and 13 grams of total carbohydrates.

6) Once opened, pure maple syrup lasts for about a year. After that, it may begin to grow mold.

7) Maple syrup has a Glycemic Load of 10, which is equivalent to honey. Its Glycemic Index is 54, which is slightly lower than honey.

8) Maple syrup is vegan! After all, it comes directly from maple trees.
Plus, the process of tapping does not harm the tree.

You May Also Like