Canadian heritage Organics maple syrup has reached superfood status. It is rich in minerals and is the lower calorie option for natural sweetness.
- Nutritional Profile- The main nutritional value of maple syrup, per 100g, is:
Calcium: 70 mg
Phosphorus: 8 mg
Potassium: 300 mg
Magnesium: 10 mg
Silica: 20 mg
Thiamine: 0.13 mg
Niacin: 0.10 mg
Riboflavin: 0.06 mg
Sodium: 10 mg
Iron: 1.20 mg
Organic Maple Syrup has fewer calories than white sugar or honey. Calcium concentration is variable. The amount of calcium can range from 600 ppm for Grade AA (#I Extra Light) maple syrup to 1000 ppm for Grade D (#3 Dark) maple syrup. Other minerals are about the same for the different grades. Maple syrup, compared to refined sugars, is the easiest for our metabolism to digest. The natural sugar that contains maple syrup is produced during the growing season by photosynthesis and stored as starch in the inner bark. With the spring thaw, enzymes change this starch into sugar which mixes with water absorbed through the roots, imparting a slightly sweet taste.
- Health Benefits- Studies confirmed maple syrup’s role in the prevention of cancer, acting as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. This is due to the fact that maple trees produce protective phenolic substances to fight against bacteria, virus, fungus, etc. These substances are found in the sap used to make the maple syrup.
- Storage- Maple syrup is stored at room temperature until opened, then refrigerated. It should be kept in a dark cool place if being stored for long periods.
- Usage- Use maple syrup to flavor milk, eggnog & shakes, hot & cold cereals, plain yogurt, on pancakes, crepes, waffles, baked beans, and bacon.
For more information please visit the manufacturer’s site https://www.belandorganicfoods.com/en/organic-products/canadian-heritage-organics-organic-maple-syrup-and-other-maple-products/