Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Comparison of nutritional values of maple syrup and other sweeteners.
Antioxidants in maple syrup.
Detailed information about what's in maple syrup.


Comparison of nutritional values of maple syrup and other sweeteners.

Source: International Maple Syrup Institute


Antioxidants in maple syrup.

Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage, strengthening your body's ability to fight infection and disease.

Source: International Maple Syrup Institute


Detailed information about what's in maple syrup.

Pure maple syrup is a 100% natural food, processed by heat concentration of pure maple sap. This sap is a sterile, clear liquid, which provides the trees with water and nutrients prior to the buds and leaves opening in the spring. In the boiling, concentrating, and filtering processes, all the nutrients remain in the syrup. There are some quantitative differences in maple syrup's nutritive composition due to metabolic and environmental differences among maple trees.

Sugars: Sugars are an important source of energy. The main sugar in pure Maple syrup is sucrose. The darker grades, especially Grade B syrup, contain small and variable amounts of fructose and glucose. In order of sweetness, sucrose is less sweet than fructose, and sweeter than glucose.

Minerals: Minerals have specific and nonspecific nutritional functions in the body's metabolism. In pure filtered maple syrup the main minerals present are: calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron.

Vitamins: Vitamins are essential to maintain health; they cannot be manufactured by the body (except Vitamin D) so they must be acquired through food or taken separately. In pure maple syrup trace amounts of vitamins are present, mainly B2 (Riboflavin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), PP (Niacin, B1), Biotin, and Folic Acid.

Amino Acids: Amino Acids are the building blocks of the proteins. In pure maple syrup many amino acids are present in trace amounts.

Total Solids: The total solid's in pure maple syrup amount to 66.5%, with the remaining 33.5% consisting of water. The table below represents the main elements within the total solids.

Additional information on the nutritional value of syrup can be found here and here.

Nutritional Information

TOTAL SOLIDS 66.5%

Carbohydrates

Percent

Organic Acids

Percent

Sucrose

88-89

Malic

.141

Hexoses, Fructose,

 

Citric

.015

Glucose

0-11

Succinic

.012

Other Sugars

Trace

Fumaric

.006

   

Unidentified

Trace

       

Amino Acids

Parts per Million

Vitamins

Micrograms/Liter

Amino Nitrogens

50-280

Niacin (PP, B1)

276

Phenols

450-1440

Pantothenic Acid (B5)

600

   

Riboflavin (B2)

60

   

Folic Acid

Trace

   

Pyridoxine (B6)

Trace

   

Biotin

Trace

   

Vitamin A

Trace

       

Minerals

Parts per Million

Calories

 

Potassium

1300-3900

Maple Syrup

50 per Tablespoon

Calcium

400-2100

   

Magnesium

12-360

Compares to:

 

Manganese

2-220

Karo Corn Syrup

60 per Tablespoon

Sodium

0-6

Honey

60 per Tablespoon

Phosphorus

79-183

Molasses

40 per Tablespoon

Iron

0-36

   

Zinc

0-90

   

Copper

0-2

   

Tin

0-33