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Drink Sap? Trying Maple Water

Drink Sap? Trying Maple Water

Most of us have heard of coconut water, the clear liquid that comes from inside green coconuts and that is reported to have lots of health benefits. I’ve tried it myself, and I have to admit, that I wasn’t a fan. When I heard of maple water, then, it should come as no surprise that I was equal parts intrigued and uncertain.

Why You Might Want to Try Maple Watermaple water

Maple water is made of 100% Canadian maple sap. This is the watery liquid that is boiled down and concentrated to make maple syrup, but it’s very different than maple syrup. For one thing, it’s much less sweet, with just five grams of sugar per glass. It also contains more than 46 nutrients and electrolytes, including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. SEVA, its makers, say that it’s a natural hydrator, and a great choice for replenishing electrolytes post-workout. It’s also a good choice for kids with a natural light sweetness, but much less sugar than juice.

Giving it a Go

My kids liked coconut water even less than I do, so when our sample of maple water arrived in our house they were immediately suspicious. We all tried it, holding our breath. The verdict? My son and I liked it … my daughter not so much. It is surprisingly light for maple sap. I was expecting something thicker and stickier. The sweetness is not very strong, and there’s a distinctive flavour that isn’t really like maple syrup or juice or anything else. It’s a bit heavier than water, but I could actually see drinking it. Who knew sap could be like that? It’s probably not for everybody, but I would say it’s less of an acquired taste than coconut water.

More Info

SEVA Maple Water is NAPSI Certified by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, which means that among other things, its authenticity and purity are guaranteed. It’s available across Canada. To find out more, visit SEVA online.

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