At Bascom Family Farms we sell delicious 100% pure maple syrup in a variety of products. Our maple syrup is available in all grades, natural and organic, and a variety of containers from 40 ml to 220 gallon totes to tankers. Pure Maple Syrup 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.
Sugars are an important source of energy. The main sugar in pure maple syrup is sucrose, which is the sole sugar in the Grade A Light Amber grade syrups. The darker grades of syrup contain a small and variable amount of fructose and glucose. In order of sweetness, sucrose is less sweet than fructose, but sweeter than glucose.
Maple syrup caloric value is 52 calories per tablespoon, molasses 40, corn syrup 60 and honey is 45.
With a glycemic index of 54, maple syrup is considered a low glycemic product, which means it affects blood sugar to a lesser degree than sugar (GI 58) or honey (GI 87). (source: Summary of Health Benefits of Pure Maple Syrup: Summary of Information Compiled by the International Maple Syrup Institute. Accessed at http://www.internationalmaplesyrupinstitute.com/uploads/7/0/9/2/7092109/__nutrition_and_health_benefits_of_pure_maple_syrup.pdf on July 31, 2015)
Minerals have specific and nonspecific nutritional functions in the body metabolism. In pure filtered maple syrup the main minerals present are: potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, iron, and selenium.
|Per 60 ml (1/4 cup), in % DV||Maple Syrup||HFCS||Honey||White Sugar||Brown Sugar|
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) Value of Maple Syrup
|ORAC Value per 100g||µmol TE²/100g||Serving size||µmol TE²/serving|
|Brocoli, raw||1362||1 medium (118 g)||1037|
|Banana, raw||879||½ cup (46 g)||627|
|Carrot, raw||666||1 (72 g)||480|
|Maple Syrup||600||¼ cup (60 ml/80 g)||480|
|Cabbage, raw||508||1 medium (123 g)||415|
|Tomato, raw||337||½ cup (85 g)||268|
|Cantaloupe||315||½ cup (37 g)||188|
*Percent Daily Value (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet:
- Total Fat 0g 0%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 9mg 0%
- Protein 0g 0%
- Total Carbohydrate 67g 22%
- Sugar 60g
- Dietary Fiber 0g
- Vitamin A 0%
- Vitamin C 0%
- Calcium 7%
- Iron 7%
For nutrition information for other serving sizes, visit http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c21SM.html