Healthier lifestyle By Using Maple Syrup

Pure Maple Syrup form Canada

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Maple Syrup; Origin, Health Benefits

Origin:
Origin of Maple Syrup goes way back in history. Legend has it that it all started with a perky squirrel. Many centuries ago, during a period of famine, a Native American youth noticed a squirrel full of energy. He watched the squirrel lick the sap from a maple tree, and realised this was the source of its vitality. Intrigued by the strange-looking tree, he cut it down to find large quantities of sweet, delicious liquid (sap) spurting from it. It was after this that written accounts of the maple tree and the sap appeared, marking the beginning of its widespread popularity and use.

Health benefits of maple syrup and how incorporating maple syrup in your daily diet can help you have a better and healthier lifestyle:
While sugar and sweeteners add on to a great deal of taste in our food, we cannot turn our backs to the very fact that these elements are major contributors of diabetes, obesity, heart diseases and a lot more.
So does eliminating sugar and sweeteners from your diet seem to be a plausible option?

The best solution to keep both taste and health intact is to replace you daily sugar and sweeteners with a healthier and tasty alternative.

So what is it that can offer us the best of both worlds – taste wise and health wise?

Pure Maple Syrup from Canada is completely 100% natural, pure and organic – no colouring, no artificial flavours, and certainly no preservatives. It is also an excellent source of: manganese and riboflavin (B2); good source of magnesium and a source of calcium, potassium, sodium, copper and zinc. Early indications from many studies suggest that maple syrup may contribute to one’s health and well-being in multiple ways.

Here are few health benefits for you, to start including Maple Syrup – a healthier alternative, to your daily diet. Research on maple products from Canada showed:

• Rich in antioxidants: Maple Syrup contains 63 types of antioxidants, similar to fruits and vegetables. Eating food high in antioxidants is highly recommended for a healthy diet. Since, Maple Syrup is unprocessed and retains all the antioxidant molecules that the tree produces to protect itself in its wild environment, it is considered superior to white sugar when it comes to increasing your antioxidant intake.

• Rich Source of Manganese: Maple syrup is an excellent source of manganese, which plays an important role in energy production and antioxidant defenses, and is necessary for normal brain and nerve function. A portion of ¼ cup of maple syrup contains 100% of the Daily Value of manganese.

• Healthy Liver: A study from the University of Tokyo suggests that Maple Syrup may promote a healthy liver, since it seems to inhibit certain genes linked to the production of ammonia, which is harmful to the liver.

• Anti-Inflammation: Maple Syrup seems to contain a combination of phenols and other compounds that inhibits inflammation, which has a harmful effect on the body.

• Great addition to your active lifestyle: Maple Syrup and products are a great addition to the active lifestyle and adds flavour and nutrition to meals and snacks. Maple Syrup is ideal to be consumed before workout as it is a good source of energy and is also perfect for a post workout recovery.


Here is two recipes made it from Maple Syrup By Chef Vicky and Chef Manish

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 SCHEZWAN PEPPER & MAPLE GLAZED PRAWNS By Chef Manish
Ingredients
For The Sauce
Butter 10 Gms
Ginger Finely Chopped 15 Gms
Garlic Finely Chopped 15 Gms
Schezwan Pepper Corns 5 Gms
Oyster Sauce 20 Ml
Maple Syrup 80 Ml
Chives Finely Chopped 15 Gms
Red Chilli Flakes 2 Gms
Prawns
Prawns (20 Pcs in a Kg) 500 Gms
Corn Flour 80 Gms

Method:-
Processing The Prawns
• Clean the prawns by removing the shell and slitting it across the length to remove the veins
• Dust the prawns with corn flour.
• Deep fry the prawns in medium hot oil till they are crispy.
For The Sauce
• In a shallow pan, take oil. Put the pan on medium flame and saute schezwan peppercorns for 1-2 minutes.
• Add finely chopped ginger, garlic and chilli flakes in the pan and saute till golden in colour.
• Add the maple syrup and reduce till it is a thick syrup.
• Add oyster sauce and mix well. Cook for 5- 8 minutes.

• Adjust the seasoning. The sauce should have a balance of sweetness of maple and sharpness of schezwan pepper corns
For Service
• Heat the sauce in a Chinese wok till caramel stage and toss fried prawns in it.
• The sauce should lightly coat the prawns. Sprinkle some finely chopped chives.
• Serve hot


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MAPLE & HING (ASAFOETIDA) ROASTED PUMPKIN PLANKS WITH A MAPLE LEMON RAITA (CURD) By Chef Vicky

Pumpkin:
Pumpkin: peeled and cut into long rectangular slices – 6 each
Marinate Maple Syrup 2 tbsp
Vicky’s Spice Roast and grind:
Cinnamon stick 5g
Cloves 2 g
Peppercorns 5g
Asafoetida 1 big pinch
Kashmiri red chilli 1 each
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds 5g

Roast and grind the above spices. Cool and grind in a mortar and pestle Marinate the pumpkin pieces with the spices and 1tbsp of the maple syrup and 1 tsp of olive oil.

Pan-fry the slices in a non-stick pan until just cooked

Maple Raita (Maple Curd)
Maple syrup 1 tbsp
Plain yoghurt 1/2 cup
Lemon juice 1/2tsp
Lemon zest punch
Chopped Coriander leaves 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Chopped onion 1 tsp
Chopped green chilli 1/2tsp
Black salt pinch

Drizzle the Maple Raita over the pumpkin slices.

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