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Boiling the Sap

Nutritional Value

 

Maple sap is collected during early spring (usually March and April) when maple trees are in their dormancy state. This sap has only 3% to 5% total solids, consisting mainly of sucrose. Other components include organic acids (primarily malic acid), minerals (primarily potassium and calcium), phenoliccompounds (aroma), amino compounds (trace) and vitamins (trace).

From the concentration process, without any additions, we obtain Pure Maple Syrup having the following nutritional information:

Nutritional information of Maple Syrup per 50 millilitre serving:


Energy 167
699 calories
kilojoules
Proteins 0 grams
Fat 0 grams
Carbohydrates
(sugars) 43 grams
Sodium 7 mg
Potassium 117 mg

Percentage of recommended daily intake:


Calcium 6%
Iron 5%
Magnesium 2%
Thiamin 6%
Riboflavin 2%

 
               
         

Nutritional Information:

Maple Syrup has about the same 50 cal/tbsp as white cane sugar. However, it also contains significant amounts of potassium (35 mg/tbsp), calcium (21 mg/tbsp), small amounts of iron and phosphorus, and trace amounts of B-vitamins. Its sodium content is a low 2 mg/tbsp.

Maple syrup can be declared a good source of 3 essential elements - calcium, iron and thiamin.

The comparative calorie values are:


Maple Syrup 50 cal/15 ml
Fructose 46 cal/15 ml
Brown Sugar 51 cal/15 ml
Corn Syrup 60 cal/15 ml
Honey 64 cal/15 ml

       
 
       

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