Organic Maple Syrup Canada No. 3 Dark – 1 litre (Sirop d’erable)
Canada No. 3 Dark is the same as U.S. Grade C.
100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup in the original Luc Bergeron glass bottle – this maple syrup has a very dark color and the strongest maple taste – great for use in baking or cooking. It also has the highest mineral content.
Ingredients: 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup – Certified organic maple syrup – Certified by QAI (Quality Assurance International) – both the farm and bottling plant are inspected annually and must meet strict guidelines for organic certification (no pesticides, organic farming practices, use only regulated cleaners, labeling approved by QAI, all syrup batch coded for organic audit control, etc.)
Dark # 3 is generally harvested at the very end of the maple season. It has a strong maple flavor and a darker color, and the most mineral content.
Requested by many for the Master Cleanse or Lemonade Diet.
Maple syrup contains three essential minerals; potassium, calcium and magnesium and is a nutritional alternative to other sugars and sugar substitutes.1
Maple syrup is an excellent source of manganese, an essential cofactor in a number of enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses and a good source of zinc. 2 A recent study demonstrated that maple syrup contains phenolic compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancerogenic properties.3 With a glycemic index of 54, maple syrup is considered a low glycemic product, which means it affects blood sugar to a lesser degree than sugar (GI 58) or honey (GI 87).4
Sources: 1. Canadian Nutrient File (Health Canada) 2. The World’s Healthiest Foods – www.whfoods.org 3. THÉRIAULT and others, “Antioxidant, antiradical, and antimutagenic activities of phenolic compounds present in maple products”, Food Chemistry 98, 2006, p. 490-501. 4. Glycemic Index database, University of Sydney.