VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Set aside the coconut water, it’s time to pour yourself a glass of the next ‘IT’ beverage – maple tree sap. Yes, maple sap! For those who want the health benefits of coconut water but are looking for an alternative, maple sap (also known as maple water) is an obvious choice and offers an even more impressive range of nutritional benefits. One Canadian company, SEVA Maple Water, is about to launch the very first 100% pure organic maple sap product this spring.
Not to be confused with maple syrup, maple sap is the clear water that flows naturally out of sugar maple trees. It has a much more agreeable taste than coconut water and has half the sugar (5g per 250ml) and half the calories (20 cal per 250ml) per serving. It also contains over 46 bioactive nutrients, including phytonutrients unique to tree waters. These nutrients, including electrolytes, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, help boost immune health, aid in the prevention of degenerative diseases and act as a pre- biotic to support digestive health.
The tale goes that maple tree sap was first discovered by the earliest known inhabitants of Canada, when the First Nations people witnessed a lively squirrel drinking water from a maple tree. It was then consumed by the people as a tonic and helped nourish and hydrate their bodies through the famine.
For diabetics and children who don’t like vegetables, maple water may be the answer. Studies show that maple sap has an antioxidant capacity, which compares to fruits and vegetables such as broccoli. Moreover, a study conducted by Dr Yves Desjardins and his colleagues at the Institut des Neutraceutiques et des Aliments Fonctionnels has revealed that maple water also contains abscisic acid, which is known to be important in the fight against diabetes.
Beyond the health benefits, maple water has a delightfully refreshing taste, described as light and thirst- quenching with a hint of maple sweetness. Its smooth and revitalizing flavour will capture your taste buds! It can be consumed as-is, in cocktails or as a base for soups or marinades, and in baking.
ABOUT SEVA MAPLE WATER
SEVA Maple Water is tapped directly from the majestic sugar maple trees of Quebec’s Laurentian Forest. With no added water, sugar or preservatives, the only ingredient in SEVA Maple Water is: 100% pure Canadian organic maple sap.
SEVA Maple Water is eco-friendly, certified organic and NAPSI Certified, guaranteeing its authenticity and purity among other high standards. The company will launch the very first organic maple sap in the market this spring, alongside the first grab and go 330ml package in Canada. SEVA is currently available at retailers across Canada, in the United States at Whole Foods Market (Southern California, Arizona, Southern Nevada and Hawaii), and in Europe and Asia Pacific.