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Ingredient Spotlight: Organic Maple Syrup

It’s Maple Syrup Day and time for us to highlight this star ingredient! Here at Mother Raw, we’re proud of all the organic, natural, unprocessed, plant-based ingredients we use, but it’s safe to say we have a “sweet spot” for this one. We’ll try not to get too sappy here, but we really do love this one-ingredient wonder. You guessed it: this Ingredient Spotlight is all about maple syrup!

The pure maple syrup we use in our products is from the maple syrup capital of the world: Quebec, Canada. Fun fact: Canada produces over 80% of the world’s maple syrup and the majority of it is from Quebec! We love that this ingredient is organic, locally sourced and tied to our Canadian roots. The syrup we use is from Ferme Vifranc, a family business that has been harvesting organic maple syrup for four generations. They’re dedicated to making the best maple syrup and meeting the highest global standards, while also being environmentally responsible.

Why maple syrup?

Maple syrup is a great organic, vegan sweetener, and an alternative to sugar or other conventional sweeteners. We use it to add flavour and sweetness to some of our products, like our Maple Fig dressing, as well as our Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce. Real maple syrup is full of antioxidants and minerals like manganese, zinc, calcium, iron, and potassium (Healthline). It also has a lower glycemic index than table sugar, which means it doesn’t raise blood sugar as quickly. We also love that it adds a delicious caramelly flavour along with the sweetness. Of course, maple syrup is also high in sugar content, so moderation is key.

Satisfy that sweet tooth

Now that we’ve got you thinking about all that mapley goodness, we wouldn’t dare leave you high and dry. Our Maple Fig & Walnut Scones are sure to be a crowd pleaser (or if you want to keep them all for yourself, we don’t blame you). Make your own Maple Fig Candied Pecans to snack on, add to a charcuterie board, or sprinkle on top of a salad or quinoa bowl. If you’re on the lookout for your new favourite plant-based dessert recipe, this Maple Tart should make your shortlist.

Do you love maple syrup as much as we do? We’re proud to use this clean, local, organic ingredient to sweeten some of our products. Try one of our delicious dressings in your own recipe or one of ours and taste the magic of 100% pure, organic Canadian maple syrup!

Written by: Victoria Ehgoetz