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Maple Syrup Nutritional Information

Pure maple syrup: Pure maple syrup is a 100% natural food product, processed by the boiling and concentration of the pure maple sap. Maple sap is a sterile, clear liquid, which provides the trees with water and nutrients before the tree buds and leaves open in the springtime. In the boiling of the maple sap, concentrating it down to the syrup, and filtering processes, all the nutrients remain in the finished maple syrup. Please note, there are some numerical differences in the nutritive composition of maple syrup. This is due to the trees size and strength and environmental differences due to location among maple trees.
Sugars: Sugars are an important source of energy. The main sugar in pure Maple syrup is sucrose. The darker grades, especially Grade B syrup, contain small and variable amounts of fructose and glucose. In order of sweetness, sucrose is less sweet than fructose, and sweeter than glucose.
Minerals: Minerals have specific and nonspecific nutritional functions in the body’s metabolism. In pure filtered maple syrup the main minerals present are: calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron.
Vitamins: Vitamins are essential to maintain health; they cannot be manufactured by the body (except Vitamin D) so they must be acquired through food or taken separately. In pure maple syrup trace amounts of vitamins are present, mainly B2 (Riboflavin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), PP (Niacin, B1), Biotin, and Folic Acid.
Amino Acids: Amino Acids are the building blocks of the proteins. In pure maple syrup many amino acids are present in trace amounts.
Total Solids: The total solid’s in pure maple syrup amount to 66.5%, with the remaining 33.5% consisting of water. The table below represents the main elements within the total solids.

Carbohydrates Percent Organic Acids Percent
Sucrose 88-89 Malic .141
Hexoses, Fructose,   Citric .015
Glucose 0-11 Succinic .012
Other Sugars Trace Fumaric .006
    Unidentified Trace
Amino Acids Parts per Million Vitamins Micrograms/Liter
Amino Nitrogens 50-280 Niacin (PP, B1) 276
Phenols 450-1440 Pantothenic Acid (B5) 600
    Riboflavin (B2) 60
    Folic Acid Trace
    Pyridoxine (B6) Trace
    Biotin Trace
    Vitamin A Trace
Minerals Parts per Million Calories  
Potassium 1300-3900 Maple Syrup 50 per Tablespoon
Calcium 400-2100    
Magnesium 12-360 Compares to:  
Manganese 2-220 Karo Corn Syrup 60 per Tablespoon
Sodium 0-6 Honey 60 per Tablespoon
Phosphorus 79-183 Molasses 40 per Tablespoon
Iron 0-36    
Zinc 0-90    
Copper 0-2    
Tin 0-33