The quality of the syrup varies in characteristics such as colour, taste and consistency. All maple syrups are labelled with a grade based upon an official United States Department of Agricultural (USDA) grading system.

 

A Few Quick Serving Ideas:

  1. Maple syrup, used in place of table sugar as a sweetener, gives tea and coffee a unique taste.
  2. Pour some maple syrup on oatmeal topped with walnuts and raisins.
  3. Add maple syrup and cinnamon to pureed cooked sweet potatoes.
  4. Combine maple syrup with orange juice and tamari and use as a marinade for baked tofu or tempeh.
  5. Spread peanut butter on a piece of whole-wheat toast, top with sliced bananas and then drizzle maple syrup on top for a sweet, gooey treat.

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