Nutritional value

Quebec maple syrup is an excellent source of manganese, riboflavin and zinc since it provides 100%, 37% and 18% of the recommended daily value of these nutrients respectively. It also contains magnesium, calcium and potassium, which makes it a very beneficial sweetening agent, in addition to having a unique taste.

A good source of energy

Maple syrup is significantly different from other sweeteners thanks to its vitamins, trace elements and polyphenols. it is classified among the fruits and vegetables known for their antioxidant properties.

A high level of vitamin

Vitamins play an essential role in the proper functioning of our body. Pure maple syrup contains some of these vitamins. On finds vitamins B2 (riboflavin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), PP (niacin), folic acid and vitamin A. and metabolic cells (PP, B5, B2), other plays a good role in the metabolism of proteins and amino acids transferred these last ones from a cell to another when needed (B6). Vitamin A, also contained in pure maple syrup, is beneficial for our vision, skin and immune system.

Presence of aminoacids

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and serve as intermediates for metabolism. Of the 20 amino acids found in proteins, only 10 are produced by the human body. The other amino acids must be provided by our daily life, the car lack of an amino acid, which we can not produce, can cause the degradation of our protein mass in compensation for the need. It is very important to consume these acids every day due to the fact that they are not kept in reserve by our body like fat and starch.

A sugar intake

Sugars, especially carbohydrates, are the main protagonists in terms of energy to the human body. They are essentially composed of simple sugars, which taste sweet and are easily absorbed by the body to release its energy. Glucose (the main sugar stored by the body) and fructose are the best known components of simple sugars. In pure maple syrup, they are grouped together for the former sucrose; a compound of glucose and fructose at a ratio of one to one in high quality syrups (AA, A). Lower quality syrups (B, C, D and NC) contain varying amounts of glucose and fructose at different ratios, depending on the quality of the syrup.

A source of minerals: 

Minerals are important in our body, because the continuous supply of them is necessary for the growth of children, to maintain a good weight in adulthood, for reproduction and also plays an essential role in the process of metabolism . The maple syrup contains an average of 35 and 21 mg / tablespoon of potassium and calcium respectively. Also contained in the syrup are traces of iron, phosphorus, manganese and magnesium. 

Source: Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec