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Facts About VT Maple

Maple Facts

  • Maple syrup has the same calcium as whole milk and only 40-50 calories per tablespoon, which is less than both corn syrup and honey
  • Maple syrup is rich in minerals such as calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and zinc (manganese and zinc are both important for immune system efficiency)
  • Vitamins A, B2, B5, B6, niacin, biotin, and folic acid are all present in maple syrup
  • Compared to honey, maple syrup has 15 times more calcium and only 10% the sodium; also contains more minerals than honey; maple syrup contains natural phenols, potentially beneficial antioxidant compounds
  • Low sodium content: only 2mg per tablespoon
  • Easy storage: freezer!
  • Properly tapped and well-tended trees can yield syrup for more than 100 years



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