Sunday, July 24, 2022

Maple Syrup

Pure maple syrup is golden brown liquid extracted from made from the sap of maple trees, while honey is produced by honey bees that collect nectar from flowers. Even though both are sticky, sweet substances that have a similar texture and viscosity, they are nutritionally different from each other.

A tablespoon of maple syrup has 52 calories, 12.1 grams of sugar and 13.4 grams of carbohydrates. It has a glycemic index of 54. Some of the primary antioxidants found in maple syrup include benzoic acid, gallic acid, cinnamic acid, and various flavanols like catechin, epicatechin, rutin and quercetin.

Maple syrup is rich in zinc. Maple syrup is also a good source of manganese that helps boost energy. It is less in sodium, making it ideal for those suffering from hypertension.

Maple syrup can be used as a sweetener for coffee, tea (both hot and iced) in homemade sodas and lemonades. Maple butter can be served together with pancakes, waffles, and French toast.

It works great to brighten up roasted autumn veggies like acorn or butternut squash, frozen organic berries, breakfast oatmeal or hot cereal, soups, salmon, chicken, ham, pulled pork, roast turkey, and is a perfect substitute for honey in salad dressings.
Maple Syrup

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