5 Things You May Not Know About Maple Syrup
By: The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers
- Maple syrup can be used as a healthier alternative to sugar in desserts and baked goods, such as pies and cakes.
- To substitute maple syrup for white sugar, use a one-for-one substitution and reduce the quantity of liquid ingredients in the recipe (water, milk, juice) by about a ¼ of a cup.
- Maple syrup may also serve as a one-to-one substitution for other liquid sweeteners, such as honey, molasses and corn syrup.
- Maple syrup contains fewer calories than corn syrup and honey.
- Maple syrup can add depth and complexity to cooking, as an ingredient in glazes, rubs or barbeque sauces for poultry, meat, seafood or vegetables.
- Canada produces 80% of the maple syrup sold in the world.
- And 91% of Canadian maple syrup is produced in the province of Quebec.
- Maple syrup contains antioxidants, which can delay or prevent free radical induced diseases, such as diabetes and cancer.
- A portion of ¼ cup of maple syrup contains as much antioxidant activity as one serving of raw tomato or broccoli.