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    Apart from neither, which is the better option?
    Organic good quality Maple Syrup or Honey?

    Just occasionally I want a touch of sweetness but hate the aftertaste of sweeteners.
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    There really is so little difference between the two if you are eating them in small quantities. They're nutritionally empty, pretty much, in moderation. Yes I know they have nutrients, but IMO it's not worth it to eat sugar for the nutritional benefits. Eat whichever you prefer taste wise.
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    There is potentially quite a large difference actually...

    Honey is mostly fructose, which is difficult to digest for some people (see FODMAP diet, etc,).

    Maple syrup is mostly sucrose (one molecule of glucose bonded to one of fructose). This means less fructose overall and it is also believed that the presence of glucose aids in fructose digestion.

    That said, if you don't have any issues digesting fructose, raw honey has a better nutritional profile, although both are acceptable choices as far as sugars go.

    My choice goes to maple syrup, high grade stuff tastes amazing!

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    I like maple syrup with some things and honey with others, depends on flavors.

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    I don't know if either of them is technically a "better option", but I am going to vote real maple syrup simply because it is close to my home and my heart And I have an intense hatred for that nasty corn syrupy fake junk that parades around as "maple syrup".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattybag View Post
    Apart from neither, which is the better option?
    Organic good quality Maple Syrup or Honey?

    Just occasionally I want a touch of sweetness but hate the aftertaste of sweeteners.
    I would go with Maple syrup, but I'm influenced by the fact that I get it directly from my uncle who has his own land with maple and he makes everything. Always keeps the high quality syrup for the family then sells the rest to grocery stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    I like maple syrup with some things and honey with others, depends on flavors.
    Same.

    Sidenote, apparently when my grandmother was a kid, someone in her family gave them 1 gallon of molasses a week. They were a large family, but I still don't know how they used it all.

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    Raw honey is supposed to be good for you in moderation (antioxidants I think?), but I can't even stand the smell of it after breaking sugar addiction. Way too sweet. I prefer pure maple syrup. Tastes much smoother and cleaner, if that makes any sense.

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    Thanks for all the comments - Maple Syrup it is then!!
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    I prefer raw honey, because I have heard that MS even raw, organic is too heavily processed & acts as HFCS. And I grew up in a culture that considered honey a healing wonder.
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