Maple: A 365-Day Ingredient

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At Bascom Maple Farms, we take pride in our high-quality, delicious maple products. And we believe maple is so much more than just a seasonal, autumnal flavor or a drizzle for a stack of pancakes—maple can be embraced any day of the year for any meal or snack. From sweet to savory, maple can do it all.

Maple as a Sweetener

Genuine maple flavor is best known for its sweetness. Both maple syrup and maple sugar are versatile, clean label ingredients perfect for sweet treats such as baked goods, candies, ice creams, and more!

Plus, maple syrup and sugar are a healthier alternative to traditional sugar. With nearly 8 out of 10 adults looking to reduce sugar in their diet, using natural sweeteners, such as maple syrup and maple sugar, can be an ideal better-for-you solution to traditional cane sugar.

Maple for Balanced Beverages

Maple syrup is the perfect addition to beverages. From ready-to-drink coffees and kombuchas to seasonal cocktails and more, maple syrup blends easily into beverage formulas. And, maple products can add a bit of a vanilla-caramel flavor if desired, and they pair well with popular citrus flavors.

Color in beverages can also be enhanced by maple syrup; it can provide a range of rich hues depending on the grade used. Lighter beverages, such as teas, juices, and vodka-based beverages are ideal for a lighter-grade, paler-colored syrup. In contrast, more full-bodied beverages such as kombucha and beer need a stronger flavored maple syrup for the maple taste and color to shine through.

Plus, our maple sugar adds ideal sweetness to dry beverage mixes such as hot chocolate, teas and protein mixes. With the wide range of Bascom Maple Farms products, we have maple to fit just about every beverage.

Maple for Elevated Savory Dishes

Maple syrup and maple sugar can be assets to more than just sweet treats; they can shake up savory recipes. There are many savory ingredients that are complemented by authentic maple flavor including sausage, rosemary, chipotle pepper, goat cheese, and many more!

Savory dishes, such as meat, seafood, and vegetables, can be enhanced by the authentic taste of maple. Maple syrup mixes effortlessly into marinades, glazes, and sauces and affects taste, texture, and color. Plus, maple syrup can give meals visual appeal by boosting browning throughout the cooking process.

With its ability to be used in such a wide range of applications, maple syrup truly is a 365-day ingredient. Consumers purchase, cook, and eat products daily that can be enhanced by the flavor of maple.

Feeling inspired by the versatility of maple syrup and sugar? Check out hundreds of maple-forward recipes here.

Learn more about how Bascom Maple Farms can be your source of maple products and get a quote here.