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Pure Organic Maple Syrup
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Why You’ll Love Organic Maple Syrup, Grade A
Our certified pure Vermont maple syrup is as natural as syrup comes—straight from wild grown maple trees harvested in the Green Mountain state. This robust Grade A syrup is one of the darkest available to consumers and is naturally organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free. If you haven’t experienced quality syrup like this, try it on a variety of foods like bacon, pulled pork, doughnuts, vinaigrettes, creamy lattes, or create a nut butter all on your own and add maple syrup for a little sweetness.
The thin, amber syrup you pour on your pancakes and waffles wasn’t always like that—it’s harvested as a rich sap inside the bark of a maple tree, and is extracted by human hands. Getting the syrup to the proper temperature in order to extract it requires a delicate balance of hot and cold: below freezing nights and warm days in the winter months produces some of the best maple sap. Once the sap is drained from the trees, it’s then boiled down to remove water, leaving behind the syrup you know and love. Quick fact: it takes about 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup!
Extracting maple syrup is a delicate balance
The sap is drained from the trees and then boiled down to remove water, leaving behind the syrup you know and love on pancakes, french toast, waffles, and beyond. It can also be made into a sweet, melt-in-your mouth brown sugar, as well as sugar candies that are popular in parts of New England.
Once farmers realized that extracting the syrup could be simplified by placing metal spouts directly into trees, the maple sugar industry began to boom and stayed tried and true to its habits until the 1970s. During this time, the energy crisis made it necessary for changes to improve efficiency and tubing systems began to replace metal spouts, pulling sap straight to the sugar house.
There’s a reason the maple industry is a booming multi-million dollar industry—it’s a tasty, healthier, more natural sweetener than many on the market. It’s also likely to be a pricier sweetener since to takes about 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup, but don’t let that deter you from all of its sweet and sticky goodness.
Thrive Market Maple Syrup is low on the glycemic index
1. The amount of carbohydrate present in a food
2. The type of carbohydrate present
3. The presence of other substances that might slow the metabolism of carbohydrates.
People with conditions like diabetes, hypoglycemia and others must be careful of how many carbohydrates and sugars they ingest. Therefore, the glycemic index assigns foods and sweeteners a number, making it either “high” or “low” and thus determines if it’s more or less healthy for a person to have.
Maple syrup falls lower on the glycemic index than regular cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and blackstrap molasses, making it a healthier option than other sweeteners for anyone who needs or wishes to keep this number low.
Add Thrive Market Pure Maple Syrup to your health kick
As long as you’re using pure maple syrup—and you’ll need to be careful reading labels to determine that it is not “enhanced” by other sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup or stevia—this delicious sweet syrup can be a great source of many nutrients, including: water (it’s actually 98% water), protein, fat, carbohydrates, and sugars. It contains the minerals, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus sodium, potassium, and zinc. And don't forget vitamins such as B6, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin.
Make your own electrolyte drink with Thrive Market Pure Maple Syrup
Traditional electrolyte-replacement beverages like Gatorade come with massive doses of sugars or chemical alternatives that are not good for your health. If you want to make your own, healthier version of electrolyte drink, here’s a recipe for a coconut-lime electrolyte drink with maple syrup (though you can replace the lime juice with any kind of juice you prefer):
- 3 cups coconut water
- 1 cup water 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or more to taste)
A variety of ways to try Thrive Market’s Organic Maple Syrup
There are so many ways to eat maple syrup—some people simply replace their sugar or honey in all that they eat or drink with maple syrup. Otherwise, use it for its signature sweet but nutty flavor that makes a perfect glaze for baked goods and meats. Or add just the right touch of sweetness to a savory dish and wake up your palette. Here are just a few ways to use it:
- Drizzle over ice cream and mix in berries
- Use it to slightly sweeten homemade vinaigrettes
- Use it to naturally sweeten your favorite drinks and cocktails
- Sweeten up winter squash such as butternut, acorn or delicata
- Slightly sweeten pork fajitas, veggietacos, stir frys and salads
- Replace unhealthy sweeteners like aspartame or high fructose corn syrup
More about Thrive Market products
At Thrive Market, our mission is to bring you the highest quality organic goods at truly affordable prices. That's why we've gone directly to the source to develop our own line of premium products made from the very best all-natural ingredients at a fraction of the usual price.
Finally, you don't need to choose between cost and quality, taste and health, value and your values. If it has the Thrive Market seal, you can trust that you're getting the highest quality product possible at the best price possible. Shop our premium, organic, and fair-trade certified virgin coconut oil, spices, nuts and dried fruit, tomato sauces, ghee, and sprouted grains today!
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