Maple Syrup can be enjoyed anytime of the day. Below we provide some nutritional information about maple syrup as well as how to substitute syrup for other sweeteners, Lastly, we have included some of our favorite maple syrup recipes for you to enjoy.
Pure maple syrup is one of nature’s sweetest gifts. Boiling down the sap of the maple tree makes pure maple syrup.
Pure maple syrup is a “natural” food that contains nothing artificial, no additives, no colorings, or preservatives.
The main sugar in pure maple syrup is sucrose. Small amounts of fructose and glucose are found in the darker grades of syrup.
Maple syrup caloric value is 40 calories per tablespoon.
Maple syrup contains a variety of minerals including: calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and others. Vitamins including: niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, biotin and folic acid can be found in maple syrup.
Table grades of maple syrup established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture include:
> Light Amber has a delicate maple flavor.
> Medium Amber has a stronger maple flavor and is the choice of many consumers.
> Dark Amber is used in many recipes.
Maple syrup products can be used to replace other sweeteners in recipes. For every cup of sugar, substitute 3/4 cup to 1-1/2 cups of maple syrup, and reduce the dominant liquid in the recipe by 2-4 tablespoons.
We have provided several recipes for your enjoyment. Click on a tab to find recipes in each of the categories below.