a healthy sweetener alternative for snacks and other categories
The advantages of using maple syrup as a sweetener are highlighted in a Food Processing article (Old-Fashioned Nutritive Sweeteners Are On The Rise, August 24, 2022). “Maple syrup is another classic, age-old sweetener that finds applications in modern processed food. A 2019 study prepared for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets noted that maple syrup is finding its way into innovative processed foods such as carbonated beverages, condiments, dressings and yogurts.
“’Given that maple syrup is all-natural and nutrient rich with calcium, potassium and zinc, it has the potential to play a large part in the healthy snack trend as an alternative sweetener to sugar,’ the Vermont report notes. ‘It is often added to healthy snacks like nuts, cereals or energy bars; and paired with health awareness, maple can be the ideal fresh sugar substitute.’”
Burley clients have successfully substituted maple syrup from Bascom Maple Farms as a sweetener in salty snacks, snack bars, breakfast foods and deserts.
Bascom highlights some of the nutritional advantages of using maple syrup instead of sugar or corn syrup. Maple syrup is packed with antioxidants and minerals, containing iron, zinc, manganese, potassium and calcium.
Bascom Maple Farms is the leading independent supplier of pure and organic maple syrup and sugar in the United States. They provide pure or organic maple syrup. Their products are available in a wide range of forms, sizes, and packaging. And they can ship year-round with the capacity to fill orders of any size.
To support a healthy and sustainable independent maple sugaring industry, Bascom Maple Farms is also the largest U.S. distributor of maple syrup equipment to the maple farmers who they depend on.
If you want to learn more about Bascom Maple Farms, call Burley Foods at (952) 943-1970 for more information, to request samples or schedule a demonstration.