The Nutrition of Maple

If you’re looking for something tasty, healthy, and sweet, grab a bottle of maple syrup, or try a dash of maple sugar.

Maple syrup still contains trace amounts of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B2, B5, and B6. Syrup also contains water, calcium, potassium, and smaller amounts of protein, magnesium, and zinc. Maple sugar, a dehydrated and crystallized version of the syrup, is considered to be a healthy sugar alternative. This sugar is at least twice as sweet as granulated sugar and has a similar maple flavor to syrup.

Sources: 

“Syrups, maple” United States Department of Agriculture, 2014. 
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/6280?fg=&man=&lfacet=&format=&cou...

"Sugar Alternatives" Taste For Life, tasteforlife.com, 2014. 

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About Pamela Bump

Pamela is the Audience Growth Manager for the HubSpot Blog and holds an M.S. in Media Ventures from Boston University. Before HubSpot, she was Taste for Life’s first Web Editor & Social Media Expert and Harvard Business Review’s first Growth Editor.  In her roles, she’s managed content strategy, social media, and audience growth tactics.

Although her career is focused on digital marketing and editorial innovation, she continues to write for TFL to quench her thirst for food blogging and health journalism.