What is maple syrup? About the ingredient maple syrup. Including 553 recipes with maple syrup, nutrition data, and where to find it.
Maple syrup is a sweetener made from the sap of sugar maple or black maple trees.
In cold climate areas, these trees store starch in their stems and roots before the winter, which when converted to sugar, rises in the sap in the spring.
Maple trees can be tapped and the exuded sap collected and concentrated. Quebec, Canada, produces most of the world's supply of maple syrup. The United States is the only other major producer and the leading consumer.
Maple syrup is most often eaten with waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, crumpets and French toast. It is sometimes used as an ingredient in baking, the making of candy, preparing desserts, or as a sugar source and flavoring agent in making beer. Sucrose is the most prevalent sugar in maple syrup.
Maple syrup is very high in calories, but is an excellent source of the trace mineral manganese, with 2 tbs (13.33 grams) containing about 0.44 mg or 22% of the FDA Daily Value (DV%) of 2 mg. It is also a good source of zinc with 2 tbs (13.33 grams) containing 0.55 mg or 3.7% of the FDA Daily Value (DV%) of 15 mg.
Maple syrup is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Maple syrup is a member of the Sweets USDA nutritional food group.
|British (UK) term:||Maple syrup|
|en français:||sirop d'érable|
|en español:||jarabe de arce|
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