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Maple syrup

What is maple syrup? About the ingredient maple syrup. Including 557 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.

bottle of 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.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (322g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 840Calories from Fat 5
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.6g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 216.0g 72%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 191.7
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 22% Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Maple syrup is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Maple syrup is a member of the Sweets USDA nutritional food group.

How much does maple syrup weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 322
1 tbsp 20

In Chinese:枫树糖浆
British (UK) term: Maple syrup
en français:sirop d'érable
en español:jarabe de arce

Recipes using maple syrup

There are 570 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Ahmad Rashad's Banana Pancakes
Almond Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
Almond, Cashew and Dried Fruits Granola
Almond, Cashew and Dried Fruits Granola
Almost Whole Wheat Breakfast Pancakes
Almost Whole Wheat Sour Cream Pancakes
Anastasia's Whole Wheat Zucchini-Banana Bread
Apple French Toast Strata
Apple Maple Jam
Apple-Berry Granola
Apple/Peach/Pear Crisp II(Low-Cal)

All 570 recipes


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