Pure maple sugar is a "natural" food, processed by heat concentration of pure maple sap, which is the nutrient liquid utilized by the plant for the annual growth of its tissues.
The main sugar in pure maple sugar is sucrose which is an important source of energy. In order of sweetness, sucrose is less sweet than fructose, sweeter than glucose. Maple sugar's caloric value is 50 calories per tablespoon, while molasses is 40, corn syrup is 60 and honey is 45 per tablespoon.
Minerals have specific and nonspecific nutritional functions in the body metabolism. In pure maple sugar the main minerals present are: potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and phosphorus.
Serving Size 100g
Calories from Fat: 2
*Percent Daily Value (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet:
Total Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Protein 0g 0%
Total Carbohydrate 91g 30%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 9% Iron 9%
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