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Calories in Maple Syrup
Maple syrup is produced from the sap of maple trees. A gallon of pure maple syrup requires 30-40 gallons of sap from three to four maple trees. The difficult process involved in making the syrup is one of the major reasons why it is so expensive. The high sugar content in maple syrup makes it an ideal and healthy sweetener in comparison to refined sugar. Maple is also an ideal natural sweetener as compared to honey.
Organic, Maple Syrup Grade B Calories
As per law, maple syrup is graded according to the color of the syrup in U.S and Canada. U.S has two grades: Grade A and Grade B. Grade A has three sub divisions namely: light, medium amber and dark amber. Grade B is a darker version of Grade A dark amber. Grading does not imply quality and it is only to differentiate between color and taste of the maple syrup. The nutrition facts of maple syrup reveal that two teaspoons of maple syrup contains about 34 calories. Grade B maple syrup contains about 100 calories in two teaspoons. A serving size of 100g organic maple syrup contains 100 calories. Maple syrup is also an ideal source of manganese and zinc. Other nutritive benefits associated with maple syrup are low saturated fat content, no cholesterol and low sodium content. The high sugar content contributes to the calories in maple syrup. The key minerals in pure maple syrup are magnesium, calcium, manganese and potassium. The key health benefits associated with consumption of maple syrup are:
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|