Frequently Asked Questions
About Maple Syrup
How Many Different Grades of Maple Syrup Are There?
There are three different grades of maple syrup.. Grade A, B, & C. They range from very light to dark in color - C being the darkest. Grades B & C were both recommended by Stanley Burroughs in "The Master Cleanser"; however, Grade C Maple Syrup is no longer used by the USDA and is now designated USDA Grade B Maple Syrup.
Why is Organic Grade B Maple Syrup recommended for the Lemon Cleanse?
Organic, Grade B Maple Syrup is recommended by Stanley Burroughs because it is the most nutrient rich and is free of artificial ingredients and chemical additives. Because maple syrup is the main source of energy & calories during the cleanse, it is beneficial to provide the body with most sufficient amount of nutrients possible. Since the Lemonade Diet is a detox cleanse, it is also important to make sure that the body does not ingest anything that will negate the cleanse.
Where Does Pure Maple Syrup Come From?
Maple Syrup is derived from the sap of the maple tree. A hole is drilled into the tree, and sap is collected into a bucket usually through tubing. The sap then goes through a process where it is then boiled, filtered, and packaged for consumption.
Do I Have to Refrigerate It After The Jug is Opened?
Yes. Maple syrup should be refrigerated to ensure freshness (even if the bottle hasn't been opened). You can also freeze maple syrup to extend its life indefinitely. If the syrup is refrigerated in glass containers, then the syrup will maintain quality for a year. Plastic bottles are a little porous, so refrigerator shelf life is usually around three to four months. If you need to store syrup purchased in plastic bottles for longer term storage, pour it into a glass bottle or jar and refrigerate.
Besides for the Lemonade Diet & Pancakes/Waffles, What Else Can I Use It For?
Maple Syrup is also commonly used on french toast, to sweeten apple sauce, in milkshakes, tea, coffee, hot toddies, on fresh fruit (especially grapefruit), to add flavor to baked beans, to mix with butter and glaze squash, sweet potatoes, or carrots, on baking powder biscuits, fresh donuts, over ice cream, hot cereal, corn fritters, baked apples, and custards.
Is It Fattening?
Pure Grade B Maple Syrup has 0 grams of fat per serving and an average of 200 calories. Grade B Maple Syrup is a fat free food and when used in moderation or in conjunction with the Master Cleanse, it is very helpful in supporting the weight loss process.
Can A Diabetic Person Consume Grade B Maple Syrup?
Generally, it is not a good idea for a person with diabetes to consume a food that is high in sugar content. Since maple syrup is high on the glycemic index, it may not be safe for a diabetic person to consume in large amounts. There are alternatives for those with diabetes who would like to try maple syrup. Sugar-free maple syrup is available, and for those who would like to attempt the Master Cleanse Diet, there are low glycemic substitutes such as Organic Agave Nectar and Blackstrap Molasses. For further information on Diabetes and the Master Cleanse, go to How to Do the Master Cleanse with Diabetes
How Does It Differ In Taste From the Kind I Buy in the Store?
Grade B Maple Syrup has a much richer, stronger, and more mapley taste than conventional store bought brands. The kind that is generally found in the store attains it's flavor from artificial flavoring and usually contains around 80% corn syrup.
It is quite common for Grade B Maple Syrup to be used in conjunction with the master cleanse for achieving complete body detoxification. Many people who do the master cleanse, embark on this journey to achieve better health, overall well-being, and mental clarity. Undertaking both body and mind therapeutic techniques can help immensely during the cleansing process to heal in a holistic way. This can be achieved through meditation, Binaural Beats
, and positive thinking.
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