Maple Syrup 101
100% pure maple syrup is a natural sweetener that is derived directly from the maple tree’s sap that, when consumed in moderation can be part of a healthy diet.
With its unique sweet flavor, pure maple syrup can be used in both sweet and savory culinary applications. It can be used as replacement for other sweeteners in a variety of desserts and baked goods, such as pies and cakes.
Pure maple syrup contains vitamins and minerals – at approximately 110 calories per serving (2 tablespoons). It is an excellent source of manganese and a good source of riboflavin. Pure maple syrup is also a source of calcium, thiamin, potassium, and copper.
Scientists have identified more than 67 different plant compounds, or polyphenols, nine of which are unique to pure maple syrup. One of these polyphenols, named Quebecol, naturally forms when the sap is boiled to produce maple syrup.
The vitamins and minerals in 100% pure maple syrup may help to maintain and support a healthy body. One 30 ml (2 Tablespoons) serving of pure maple syrup contains 35% of the Daily Value of Manganese and 15% for Riboflavin.
Source: QMSP, Maple and Science
All of our products are completely natural with no artificial coloring, flavors, or preservatives. We ensure that our products use only concentrated maple sap directly from sugar maple trees. We work with over 1,500 trusted maple producers to ensure that we receive only the highest quality syrups.
The warm colors of maple syrup come from a variety of factors such as the weather, a regular collection process, and a delicate boiling and filtration process. The flavor however comes from nature itself. The individuality of the sugar maple tree, it’s location, and the terrain that surrounds it. Each of these elements play a crucial role in the commercial value of maple syrup.
How's it made?
The sap used to produce maple syrup comes from two species of maple trees; the sugar maple (80% of production) and the red or soft maple (20% of production).
The harvesting of maple sap takes place every year in March and April, over an approximate six week time span. On average, each sugar maple tree produces one quart of maple syrup per year, making it a precious commodity!
Can you believe...
It takes forty gallons of maple sap to produce just one gallon of pure maple syrup!
and there's more...
Maple syrup has some other benefits which can be part you a healthy, nutrition based diet!
The nutritional value of maple syrup may surprise you! Our maple syrup products are 100% pure with no artificial colouring, flavors, or preservatives, each serving of our maple syrup contains several essential nutrients. It is an excellent source of manganese, riboflavin, copper and calcium.
Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. We encourage you to learn more about the body-fuelling benefits of maple syrup!
In addition to containing natural sugars, and a large number of essential vitamins and minerals, maple syrup is also an ideal source of energy for athletes! It activates the body with its simple carbohydrates, which are transformed into glucose in the body – a necessary fuel for exercise of all kinds.
100% pure maple syrup is a perfect training partner for athletes! Home-made maple sports drinks, or maple syrup snacks (like protein bars!) are considered to be very healthy choices for both the professional athlete, and the amateur.