10 Maple Syrup Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Health benefits of maple syrup

Maple syrup is high in minerals and antioxidants.

In fact, medical journal Pharmaceutical Biology, revealed that pure maple syrup contains up to 24 different antioxidants, comparable to a banana or a serving of broccoli.

One 60 ml (1/4 cup) serving of maple syrup contains 72% of the daily nutritional requirement of manganese, 27% of riboflavin, 17% of copper, and 6% of calcium.

How to store maple syrup

Unlike sugar or honey, maple syrup can go mouldy once opened. However, it can last up to two years in a cool dry place if left unopened and up to a year in the fridge once opened.

How to use maple syrup?

Maple syrup is a versatile ingredient and can be used in both sweet and savoury cooking and as a natural sugar replacement.

a stack of pancakes being drizzled with maple syrup

Drizzled over pancakes and waffles at breakfast or brunch time, maple syrup is equally good for glazing vegetables and meats, or making up BBQ sauces.

Why not try maple syrup today? Get started with our mashed potato pancakes with maple syrup recipe or sweet and salty maple bacon cupcakes for the ultimate brunch time treat, or go for dessert with brandy and maple syrup-infused peaches for an aromatic and fruity dessert.

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