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    Is there any sugar in maple syrup?
    Unfortunately there is no information about it on the bottle.
    Grok from Germany

    Primal since End/Beginning of 2010/2011

  • #2
    Maple syrup has to be at least 66% sugar to be called Maple Syrup. The "Aunt Jemima" type crap is just corn syrup with maple flavoring. Gross.

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    • #3
      and - maple syrup is gooooood....
      Never, never, never quit! -- Winston Churchill

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      • #4
        The real deal is fantastic. I've got a bottle of organic stuff that is nearly gone-- bought it last week. Have been using it in cooking instead of honey.
        --Trish (Bork)
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        • #5
          yes, it is mostly sugar. if it's made traditionally, it's sugar and some egg.

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          • #6
            Egg? Really? I thought if it was made properly, it was just the sap of a maple tree?
            Liz.

            Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
            Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food

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            • #7
              Ha ha, I thought it was ALL sugar... It's my go to sweetener when something needs sweetness. I find a teensy bit (like 1/4 tsp) goes a LONG way.
              The more I see the less I know for sure.
              -John Lennon

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              • #8
                It is a refined sugar. If it was simply sap that was taken from the maple tree, it would be an unrefined sugar. But between the time it is collected and then put in the bottle, it's refined. IMO, I don't think it's all that great for a Primal diet, but to each his own.
                Last edited by Suzan; 01-25-2011, 07:52 PM.

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                • #9
                  sugar is sugar is sugar--to your body! All will provoke an insulin response if you eat more than a teaspoon

                  white sugar = sugar
                  brown sugar = sugar
                  fruit = sugar
                  grains = sugar
                  maple syrup = sugar
                  honey = sugar
                  molasses = sugar
                  agave = sugar
                  rapadura = sugar
                  corn syrup = sugar
                  Last edited by Dragonfly; 01-25-2011, 09:08 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
                    sugar is sugar is sugar--to your body! All will provoke an insulin response if you eat more than a teaspoon

                    white sugar = sugar
                    brown sugar = sugar
                    fruit = sugar
                    grains = sugar
                    maple syrup = sugar
                    honey = sugar
                    molasses + sugar
                    agave = sugar
                    rapadura = sugar
                    corn syrup = sugar
                    Exactly. It's all sugar. I'm ok with a very VERY small amount, on occasion. But, grains, I'm not ok with, not even a little. I'm celiac, so I'm especially on ok with gluten, EVER.
                    The more I see the less I know for sure.
                    -John Lennon

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                    • #11
                      Maple syrup is indeed produced from the sap of the maple tree. The trees store starch in their roots which is converted to sugar and rises with the sap. The sap is collected, the water is boiled off and the result is maple syrup. The predominant sugar in maple syrup is sucrose, and as another poster noted - maple syrup must contain 66% sugar to be considered maple syrup. Native americans were making syrup before white settlers arrived, but I'm not sure how 'primal' I would consider it. I guess you have to decide what your dietary goals are and go from there.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                        The real deal is fantastic. I've got a bottle of organic stuff that is nearly gone-- bought it last week. Have been using it in cooking instead of honey.
                        Why instead of honey? What's your problem with honey?
                        Grok from Germany

                        Primal since End/Beginning of 2010/2011

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