Health Benefits Of Pure Maple Syrup
You know what’s really sweet? A sweetener that has the added bonus of health benefits! Today I’m sharing a few key health benefits of Maple Syrup along with a delicious and flavorful recipe for a Maple Tempeh “Bacon” Brussels Sprout Salad.
When you think of Maple Syrup you may think of pancakes or desserts. However, maple syrup is also great in savory recipes. Maple syrup is a more nutritious sweetener packed with a variety of vitamins, minerals and contains more than 67 different plant compounds, or polyphenols, nine of which are unique to pure maple syrup!
Today’s recipe is so delicious… I hope you give it a try! Don’t forget to tag me on social @HealthyGroceryGirl with your recipe creations so I can see + share!
PURE MAPLE SYRUP FROM CANADA
Here are some health benefits of Pure Maple Syrup From Canada…
ONE: Natural Sweetener
100% pure maple syrup from Canada is a natural sweetener that is derived directly from the maple tree’s sap that, when consumed in moderation can be part of a healthy diet.
TWO: Vitamins and Minerals
Pure maple syrup from Canada contains a variety of vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of manganese and a good source of riboflavin. Pure maple syrup also has calcium, thiamin, potassium, and copper
THREE: Plant Compounds
Scientists have identified more than 67 different plant compounds, or polyphenols, nine of which are unique to pure maple syrup. One of these polyphenols, named Quebecol, naturally forms when the sap is boiled to produce maple syrup
FOUR: May Support A Healthy Body
The vitamins and minerals found in pure maple syrup can help maintain/support a healthy body!
- 8oz Tempeh
- 1 tbsp liquid aminos
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup from Canada
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp Himalayan pink salt
- 2 tsp liquid smoke or smoke powder (optional)
- 16 ounces brussels sprouts
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1 classic lemon, juiced
- 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup from Canada
- 1 pinch Himalayan pink salt
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup filtered water (more or less)
- To make the bacon, slice the tempeh thin, about ⅛” thick. Whisk remaining ingredients in a medium bowl, add the sliced tempeh and soak for 5 minutes.
- While the tempeh soaks... add all dressing ingredients except the water into a small bowl and whisk together. Add one tablespoon of water at a time while you whisk the dressing until you reach your desired consistency.
- Next... carefully and with a sharp knife or Mandolin, thinly slice the brussels sprouts.
- Add the dressing to the brussels sprouts and toss together.
- Warm 1 tablespoon EVOO in a large pan over medium heat, add the soaked tempeh and cook till crispy, 1-2 minutes per side.
- Serve the brussels sprouts topped with sliced almonds and the maple tempeh bacon, you can serve the bacon whole, chopped or crumbled. I am also topping my salads today with some hemp hearts (seeds), if you watch my videos you know I put hemp seeds on everything! This salad is also awesome served with avocado!
Disclosure: Thank you to Pure Maple Syrup from Canada for sponsoring today’s post!