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100% pure organic maple syrup.
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- Certified Organic
- Certified Kosher
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Family-Owned Business
- Sourced Direct From Farmers
- Sustainably farmed
- Cholesterol Free
- Dairy Free
- Dye and Color Additive Free
- High Fructose Corn Syrup Free
- Low Fat
- Low Sodium
- No Artificial Ingredients
- No Trans Fats
- Pesticide Free
- Preservative Free
- SLS Free
Why You’ll Love Organic Dark Maple Syrup Grade A
Whether used for flavoring warm pancakes, sweetening green smoothies, or to make Paleo breakfast sausages, Coombs Organic Dark Maple Syrup Grade A is a welcome addition to the kitchen. This premium dark amber syrup is produced late in the growing season, ensuring that the sugar content in the sap is at the lowest possible point. Extra boiling time in the production process also provides a strong maple flavor that isn’t overpowered by a load of extra sucrose, making each 12 oz. bottle not only tasty but also healthy.
The difference of Grade A maple syrup
While “Grade A” usually implies the best of the best, in the world of syrup this classification system is merely used to identify the different types of maple syrup in terms of flavor profiles. All maple syrup is made using the same process, but Grade A maple syrup tends to have the strongest, most intense taste. There isn’t, however, any variance in minerals or nutrients.
Unlike other syrups, though, you won’t find any high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors, preservatives, or dyes in Coombs Organic Dark Maple Syrup Grade A—just pure flavor from 100 percent certified organic ingredients that carry the USDA seal. It's a winner of the National Certificate of Distinction for Taste Award from the American Tasting Institute and also produced by an independent family farm that’s been in business for seven generations.
Maple syrup benefits
While maple syrup is still a sugar and should be enjoyed in moderation, there are a few good reasons to choose it as a sweetener over other options. First of all, Coombs Organic Dark Maple Syrup Grade A rates 54 on the glycemic index, a system that ranks foods on a scale from 1 to 100 based on their effect on blood sugar levels. This ranking is lower than both sugar (58) and honey (87), making maple syrup a preferred choice for diabetics and anyone monitoring glucose levels.
Additionally, maple syrup has some added nutrients, including manganese, riboflavin, and zinc (as well as small doses of potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, and selenium).
- Manganese is a mineral that occurs naturally in small amounts within the body. It’s a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes the damage caused by free radical particles, preventing many potential diseases. It’s also a big player in bone health by supporting overall structure, bone metabolism, and helping to create essential enzymes that act as building blocks.
- Riboflavin is also known as vitamin B2. The body needs the entire B vitamin family on a daily basis since none of them can be stored for long periods of time. The B family is important for converting food to usable energy, and is therefore an essential nutrient in any healthy diet.
- Zinc is a maconutrient that the body needs for survival. It keeps the immune system in check and is a key to overall wellness, including aiding in cell growth and development, hormone regulation, and neurological function.
Cooking with Coombs Organic Dark Maple Syrup Grade A
Maple syrup is delightfully sweet, but obviously shouldn’t be the main staple in your diet since it contains large amounts of calories, sugars, and carbohydrates. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t add it in small amounts to some of your favorite recipes—and with the hearty taste of Coombs Organic Dark Maple Syrup Grade A, all you need is a spoonful to get the full effect. Here are some of Thrive Market’s favorite ways to sweeten things up.
Classic maple syrup pairs best with classic breakfast fare like these tasty banana waffles. This recipe is completely vegan, swapping out the butter for coconut oil and using coconut or almond milk as a dairy substitute. You’ll also need some whole-wheat flour and ground flaxseed for the base, which is sweetened up with cinnamon, raw sugar, and vanilla extract.
Waffles also need a side of sausage. Make your own Paleo version at home with high-quality ground pork, aromatic fennel seeds, garlic, sage, cayenne pepper, paprika, and a tablespoon of maple syrup. Pour some coconut oil into a pan and then fry it up.
This fruity recipe is just as satisfying as a naturally sweet snack or mouthwatering dessert (even breakfast!). When peaches are grilled, the heat caramelizes the sugars in the fruit, adding a touch of smokiness and softening the meat as if they were plucked straight from a hot cobbler. Top this warm dish with some yogurt, crunchy hemp seed granola, and maple syrup for the perfect finishing touch on this fruit sundae.
This is the stuff that dreams are made of—and can be waiting for you in the morning when you wake up. Although the gluten-free rolled oats technically make this dish an “oatmeal,” it’s texture makes it seem more like a luxuriously thick spice pudding cake, complete with carrots, apples, and raisins. Though it’s quite decadent, it also contains a lot of wholesome ingredients to keep it healthy and totally appropriate for the a.m.
Premium maple syrup can also be used as a general sweetener for smoothies, too. This recipe is heavy on blueberries and ginger, both of which are natural immune boosters that help ward of illness. Instead of turning this refreshing drink into a sugar and calorie bomb, just add a half tablespoon of Coombs Organic Dark Maple Syrup Grade A, which will add a little bit of sweetness to the zesty ginger without overpowering the natural goodness.
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