Maple Syrup Nutrition

ANTIOXIDANT VALUE FOR COMMON FOODS
ORAC Value 100g
of fresh product
µmol TE2
/100g
ORAC Value
per serving
  µmol TE2
/serving
Broccoli, raw 1,362 Broccoli, raw 1/2 cup (46g) 627
Banana, raw 879 Banana, raw 1 med (118g) 1,037
Carrot, raw 666 Carrot, raw 1 (72g) 480
Maple Syrup 600 Maple Syrup 1/4 cup (60m1/80g) 480
Cabbage, raw 508 Cabbage, raw 1 med (123g) 415
Tomato, raw 337 Tomato, raw 1/2 cup (859) 268
Cantaloupe 315 Cantaloupe 1/2 cup (37g) 188
SOURCE: USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods. Maple syrup antioxidant results from Brunswick Laboratories USDA-certified facility.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE FOR VARIOUS SWEETENERS
% of Recommended Daily Value in mg per 1/4 cup or 60 ml portion.
  Maple
Syrup
Corn
Syrup
Honey Brown
Sugar
White
Sugar
Manganese 95 0 4 2 0
Riboflavin 37 1 2 0 1
Zinc 6 0 2 0 0
Magnesium 7 0 1 2 0
Calcium 5 0 0 4 0
Potassium 5 0 1 1 0
Calories 216 220 261 216 196
SOURCE: Canadian Nutrient File, 2007 (Health Canada) and US Food and Drug Adrninistration Nutrient Database.

Did You Know?

Maple syrup contains an abundant amount of naturally occurring minerals such as calcium, manganese, potassium and magnesium. And like broccoli and bananas, it’s a natural source of beneficial antioxidants.

Antioxidants have been shown to help prevent cancer, support the immune system, lower blood pressure and slow the effects of aging. Maple syrup is also a better source of some nutrients than apples, eggs or bread. It’s more nutritious than all other common sweeteners, contains one of the lowest calorie levels, and has been shown to have healthy glycemic qualities.

Maple syrup was the original natural sweetener. Native Peoples in North America were the first to recognize 100% pure maple syrup as a source of nutrition and energy. Since then, researchers have been documenting that maple syrup has a higher nutritional value than all other common sweeteners. In addition, researchers have found that pure maple syrup contains numerous phenolic compounds, commonly found in plants and in agricultural products such as blueberries, tea, red wine and flax-seed. Some of these compounds may benefit human health in significant ways.

So go ahead and satisfy that sweet tooth with something that not only tastes great…but is naturally good FOR you!

100% Pure and natural Vermont Maple Syrup… a gift from Mother Nature herself!

 

Above content provided by VT Sugarmakers Assn