Sugar-free syrups are not all the same, check the salt

Pure maple syrup, by the way, has only 5 mgs of sodium per quarter cup but it has 50 grams of sugar, so anyone who needs to be on a low-sugar diet should avoid that like the plague, sorry.

Regular pancakes and waffles are out for me since my angioplasty because the nutrition nazi I saw told me nothing with white flour. Salt content also is high in such offerings. But I can have the occasional whole wheat offering, especially if I buy low-fat, low-salt pre-made ones like Van’s whole wheat lite variety.

Check sodium content for any sugar-free syrup you use.
Check sodium content for any sugar-free syrup you use.
Maple Maid syrup has 150 mgs of sodium per quarter cup, more than some, less than others.
Maple Maid syrup has 150 mgs of sodium per quarter cup, more than some, less than others.

Butter is out too, but I can go with sugar-free syrup for some flavor. If you go the sugar-free route too, do read the labels. Salt content can vary tremendously in such offerings. I have found Cary’s sugar-free the best choice at home. It has 115 mgs of sodium per quarter cup, which is two ounces. A Jewel store brand lite version, in comparison, has 180 mgs of salt.

Hungary Jack sugar-free syrup has 160 mgs of sodium in a quarter cup. And a variety I’ve been served in restaurants called Maple Maid has 150 mgs of sodium per quarter cup.

Pure maple syrup, by the way, has only 5 mgs of sodium per quarter cup but it has 50 grams of sugar, so anyone who needs to be on a low-sugar diet should avoid that like the plague, sorry.
John

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3 thoughts on “Sugar-free syrups are not all the same, check the salt”

  1. I found one in B.C. Canada that is just 30 calories and 75 mg sodium and 7 carbs and 6 sugars in 3 tbsp. Not sure how that compares to 1/4 cup. If yours is totally sugar free what is it sweetened with?

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    From: The No Salt, No Fat, No Sugar Journal [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] Sent: February-17-15 6:06 AM To: snerle@shaw.ca Subject: [New post] Sugar-free syrups are not all the same, check the salt

    John N. Frank posted: “Regular pancakes and waffles are out for me since my angioplasty because the nutrition nazi I saw told me nothing with white flour. Salt content also is high in such offerings. But I can have the occasional whole wheat offering, especially if I buy low-fa”

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