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Maple syrup


I can't for the life of me find any information on maple syrup (here or otherwise).

Does anyone know the breakdown of this stuff? (GI, II, glucose? fructose? something else?)

I ask because I like to make myself post-WO pancakes sometimes, and damn they are a lot better with maple syrup just poured all over 'em. :slight_smile:

(I think that's two topics within a week from me that have something indirectly to do with pancakes... heh.)


Always get SUGAR-FREE syrup. That thing is ripe with high fructose corn syrup.


http://www.execulink.com/~jakeman/nutrition.htm Hope that helps


diesel: Nah, this is real 100% pure maple syrup, not that processed shit.

This is Canada, eh? Ya hoser! :slight_smile:


dubya: Wow. That's information alright, thanks.

Appears that maple syrup is pretty much all sucrose, and AFAIK sucrose is about 50/50 glucose/fructose. (I don't think other ratios are possible, sucrose is sucrose).

So I guess syrup wouldn't be too bad to add to a post-post WO meal (ie not immediately after, the one an hour or two later) but still a bit heavy on the fructose.