From The Urban Lifestyle Journal:  

Embracing Maple Syrup - A Canadian Superfood

By Christina Jeffrey

Published on March 3rd, 2024

Urban Lifestyle Journal





A Canadian Superfood

story by:  Christina Jeffrey 

photography by:  Jen NG

A story from

Urban Lifestyle Journal

Winter 2024

Maple syrup, often cherished as a sweet indulgence atop pancakes or waffles, holds a far deeper significance than mere breakfast fare. Beyond its delightful taste, this natural sweetener boasts a myriad of health benefits and plays an integral role in Canadian heritage. As we explore its virtues, from its superfood status to its versatility in culinary dishes, let's delve into the rich tapestry of maple syrup's story.

In recent years, maple syrup has earned its place among the ranks of superfoods, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties akin to renowned health elixirs like green tea. This delectable syrup isn't just a sweet treat; it's a powerhouse of nutrients, offering benefits comparable to blueberries, red wine, and tea. With its arsenal of antioxidants, antibacterial elements, and anti-inflammatory agents, maple syrup emerges as a formidable contender in the fight against cancer and Type 2 diabetes.

For Canadians, maple syrup is more than just a condiment; it's a symbol of national pride deeply rooted in our history and culture. The iconic maple leaf adorning our flag serves as a testament to this sweet tradition, embodying our connection to the land and our rich agricultural heritage. Proudly produced on Canadian soil, with 80% of maple products originating from our nation, maple syrup holds a special place in the hearts of Canadians and is celebrated worldwide as a symbol of quality and excellence.

For those fortunate enough to visit a maple sugar bush or partake in a maple syrup festival, the experience is nothing short of magical. We loved taking our kids every March!  It became an annual family tradition when they were young.  Witnessing the intricate process of syrup production, from tapping trees to boiling sap, offers a newfound appreciation for this golden elixir. Whether drizzled over fluffy pancakes or incorporated into savoury dishes, maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness and complexity that elevates any culinary creation.

Culinary Versatility and Health Consciousness

Beyond its traditional role as a breakfast staple, maple syrup finds its way into an array of culinary dishes, from baked goods to savoury fare. As a natural sweetener, it serves as a healthier alternative to refined sugars, enhancing both flavour and nutritional value. I add a small amount to my coffee every morning as a natural sweetener alternative.

By substituting maple syrup for granulated or brown sugar in recipes, you not only reduce your intake of refined sweeteners but also elevate the taste profile of your creations.

As a creative entrepreneur, I've infused maple syrup into many of my signature products as a natural sweetener, including our beloved Breakfast Cookies. Crafted with care and flavoured with all-natural maple syrup, these healthy cookies offer a taste of tradition with a modern twist. With each bite, you'll experience the warmth and richness of maple syrup, elevating your culinary journey to new heights.

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Our healthy cookies are made with the highest quality organic ingredients and are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free & vegan. If you are health conscious or want to lower your sugar intake but still want the taste of a decadent cookie, these will surely satisfy any craving.  

These moist Breakfast Cookies are made with fresh zest, sweetened with maple syrup and made with organic ingredients. Bite through the soft dough and experience rich flavours sure to satisfy that urge for something delectable. 

Pairs perfectly with tea, your favourite coffee or an ice cold glass of nut milk. Available flavours are: Lemon Cashew Cranberry Pumpkin Seed, Orange Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip.

High in protein, good calories and helps sustain you.  These cookies are also high in fibre, copper, magnesium and manganese.

Whether you're a seasoned maple enthusiast or new to the syrup sensation, there's no denying the allure of maple syrup. From its superfood status to its cultural significance, maple syrup embodies the essence of Canadian identity and culinary excellence. So why not indulge your taste buds. Embrace the sweetness of maple syrup and discover a world of flavour, and tradition.


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