Pure maple syrup is so much more than just a great accompaniment for your breakfast waffles. The natural sweetener is 100% pure and free of any coloring or additives. Did you know that there are even kosher and organic maple syrup brands, making up about 20% of the total maple syrup production in Quebec?
In order to get real maple syrup, be thorough when checking the back labels in the grocery store. Leading pancake syrups contain zero pure maple syrup and rely on high fructose corn syrup as the primary sweetening ingredient, along with additives like artificial flavorings and coloring agents. Sometimes imitation syrups list maple syrup as an ingredient, when it only contains as little as 5%. Double-check the bottle to make sure you are getting 100% pure maple syrup and nothing less!
Whether you are curious about how maple syrup is made or want to learn about the different grades of this sweetener, this section sticks to maple syrup facts and everything you have ever wanted to know about maple.