As a true Quebecois, maple syrup is my secret weapon for many things in my cooking. From sweetening spaghetti sauce to making muffins, it is a great way to naturally sweeten your dishes. It is REAL, the natural occurring syrup comes from maple trees back East in Canada and the U.S, how amazing is that?
It is filled with zinc, which our bodies need for immune function, wound healing and prostate health for men. It also contains a high amount of manganese which is very important for proper brain function, healthy bones and nerve areas of the body.
In the spring the clear syrup is harvested and the sugar shacks begin, some people think that the colour of the maple syrup depends on how long they boil the syrup for, actually it depends on when they harvest it; the later in the season the darker the syrup will be and the more robust the flavours will be.
Try these recipes and taste the deliciousness of the maple syrup