Maple syrup is extracted from maple trees and is extremely rich in potassium and calcium. Explore more maple syrup nutrition facts, by going through the information given here.

Nutritional Value Of Maple Syrup

Maple syrup comes from the sap of beautiful maple trees. As many as 3-4 maple trees or 30-40 gallonsof sap is needed to make one gallon of pure maple syrup. In cold climate areas, maple trees store sugar in their roots before the winter and the sap that rises in the spring season can be tapped and concentrated. Extracting maple syrup from the sap is a long and painful process and this perhaps is the reason why it is so expensive in the market. Despite its high sugar content, pure maple syrup is able to qualify itself as a much healthier sweetener, as compared to processed white sugar, which is stripped off its nutrients in manufacturing. Quebec and Canada produce most of the world's supply of maple syrup. We bring you the list of nutritional value associated with Maple Syrup, in the lines below.
Maple Syrup Nutrition Facts
Amount of Maple Syrup: 2.00 tsp
Total Weight of Maple Syrup: 13.33 g
Basic Components
8.96 g
4.27 g
0.08 g
Sugar (total)
8.49 g
0.44 g
Total Calories
34.93 KJ
Calories From Fat
0.24 KJ
Calories From Saturated Fat
0.04 KJ
Total Fat
0.03 g
Saturated Fat
4.28 g
Mono Fat
0.01 g
Poly Fat 
0.01 g
8.93 mg
0.01 mg
0.16 mg
1.87 mg
0.44 mg
0.27 mg
0.00 mcg
27.20 mg
0.08 mcg
1.20 mg
0.55 mg
Mono Fats
18:1 Oleic
0.01 g
Poly Fats
18:2 Linoleic
0.01 g
Other Fats
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
0.00 mg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids
Buying & Storing Tips
  • Maple Syrup can be bought in individual containers or in bulk from stores.
  • The quality of the syrup is determined on the basis on a number of factors, such as its color, taste and consistency.
  • There are three versions of Grade A maple syrup - Light Amber, Medium Amber and Dark Amber. The lighter the color, the more subtle the flavor.
  • Grade-A Light amber is very light in color and has a subtle maple flavor. It is popular table syrup and is also used for making candies.
  • Grade-A Medium amber is darker in color, with an unmistakable maple flavor. This grade is used as table syrup as well as in baking.
  • Grade-A Dark amber is very dark, with a strong maple flavor. It is used primarily for cooking and baking.
  • Maple syrup is also available in a Grade B version, which is used almost exclusively in baked goods.
  • Pure maple syrup is distinguished in its labeling from maple flavored syrups. So, you can choose accordingly.
  • While unopened containers of maple syrup can be stored in a cool dry place, they should be kept in the refrigerator once they are opened.
  • If any mold appears in the syrup, even if just on the surface, you should throw away the entire container, since it may be contaminated.
  • You can freeze maple syrup for up to one year, in a tightly-sealed container, but be sure to leave 2 cm of head space for expansion. It will take about one hour at room temperature for the maple syrup to become pourable.

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