International Women’s Day the maple way

Birmingham City Women's Football

To celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March), Maple from Canada hosted Birmingham City Women’s Football Club for an afternoon in the kitchen. The players learnt how versatile maple syrup is as an ingredient and enjoyed a nutrition session with chef ambassador, David Colcombe.

Maple from Canada’s partnership with the team focuses on encouraging and inspiring the next generation of young women to be active and get involved with sports.

Pure Canadian maple syrup is a natural energy booster and is proven to be popular with many sportspeople. A professional Canadian tennis player was recently spotted sipping maple syrup straight from the bottle to refuel during a final.

The natural sugars, vitamins and minerals found in maple syrup makes it a popular and natural cooking condiment for gym bunnies and athletes. In their recent nutrition session, the Birmingham Footballers cooked a delicious vegetarian curry with homemade flatbread and maple and blueberry muffins. Both dishes use maple syrup to enhance flavour and the natural sugars also provide a quick energy boost.

Maple from Canada’s chef ambassadors have been working with the female football squad for several seasons to educate the players on cooking nutritional meals. The partnership also promotes an understanding of the importance of using pure maple syrup as an alternative to processed sugars and other sweeteners.

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.