Healthy Food Database

Maple Syrup
Maple sap was originally used by Native Americans to flavour foods before it was discovered by European settlers many years ago. It is produced by boiling the sap of the sugar, black or red maple tree. It is considered one of nature's most healthful foods, and contains fewer calories and more minerals than honey. Is a great source of zinc and manganese.
Category: Sweetener
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Look for one hundred per cent pure maple syrup rather than maple flavoured, as many brands have other additives including sugar, colours and preservatives. The maple syrup on its own is sufficiently sweet.
To Store:
Store in a dark place, but once opened refrigerate to keep fresh.
Tips & Tricks:
Maple syrup, used in place of table sugar as a sweetener, gives tea and coffee a pleasant taste. Pour some maple syrup on cereal or porridge with added walnuts and raisins. Combine maple syrup with orange juice and tamari and use as a marinade for baked tofu or tempeh. Delicious drizzled on a piece of wholemeal toast topped with peanut butter and sliced bananas.
Cooking Tips:

Nutrition per 1 Tablespoon:

Energy (kJ):
Low GI < 55:
Fat (g):
Monosaturated Fat , g:
No information available
Carbohydrates, g:
Protein (g):
Saturated Fat, g :
Safe/negligible amount

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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