Nutrition And Food Characteristics Of Canadian Maple Syrup

Maple syrups are highly consumed for its abundant health benefits as well as flavors. Nowadays, the Maple Syrup is also the alternative choice for the Cane white sugar and many other artificial sweeteners. Canadian Maple Syrup has more number of health benefits such as higher antioxidant nutrients, fights against prostrate problems, fights inflammatory diseases, lower level Glycemic Index and many more. With the presence of Zinc and Manganese content in the Maple syrup, it is convenient to get the higher amount of health benefits. Normally, the basic ingredient of Maple syrup is present in the sap of xylem of sugar maple tree so that it would be useful for extracting the sucrose and water along with the small amount of the monosaccharides glucose as well as fructose.


Nutrition Characteristics:

Normally the Maple Syrup with 100 ml amount consist of 260 calories composed of 67% carbohydrates, 32% water as well as no protein or fat content in the syrup. Maple syrup also contains low level of the overall micronutrient content with the higher amount of manganese, zinc and calcium in the high extensive manner. Maple Syrup also contains traces of the amino acids that would be released during the sap flow from the trees. Maple syrup contains volatile organic compounds such as

  • Vanillin
  • Hydroxybutanone
  • Propionaldehyde

These are also responsible for adding more flavour for the compound in the high easier manner. Primary flavour that are also contributing in the Maple compounds are strawberry furanone, maple furanone, and maltol. There are also many different kinds of new compounds found in the maple syrup such as quebecol which is the most natural option for the phenolic to create the syrup in the easier manner.

Application Of Maple Syrup:

Maple syrup are widely used as the flavour toppings for the pancakes, waffles, French toast, fritters, ice cream, hot cereal, baked beans, candied sweet potatoes,  and many more food items.

May Capobianco