malt syrup


A natural sweetener made from a filtered, evaporated mash of ground corn and sprouted barley. Found in natural food stores, malt syrup has an earthy, full-bodied flavor and is 75 to 80 percent as sweet as honey. Plain malt syrup is sweeter than the hop-flavored style, which has a bitter edge. Malt syrup may be substituted for other syrupy sweeteners. It's also referred to as malt extract.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Winning Maple Syrup Recipe

Breakfast-inspired cupcakes from a Texas reader came out on top in our maple-syrup-themed recipe contest.

Choose the Right Syrup

Don't be fooled by the label "grade A" on a bottle of maple syrup: It's no better than grade B.

Deciphering High Fructose Corn Syrup

You’ve heard that high fructose corn syrup is bad for you. You know to scan food labels to make sure it's not there. Meanwhile, commercials have been flooding the airwaves claiming the opposite. So what’s the real deal with this sweetener?

How to Make Pine Syrup

Learn how to cook your Christmas tree with this guide on making pine syrup from Food Network Magazine.

Label Decoder: High Maltose Corn Syrup

You've probably seen high maltose corn syrup listed on food labels before, even if you don't quite remember where. Did you know high maltose corn syrup is a close cousin to the infamous high fructose corn syrup ? Numerous questions are probably swirling in your head right now. Luckily, we'll tell you all about it. Read on to get the scoop (literally; it's found in ice cream).

Is This Syrup the Next Trendy Sweetener?

Yacon syrup been dubbed a "game-changer" for slow metabolism -- and social media is exploding with promises of weight loss. But is the syrup worth the hype?

Grilled Chicken With Balsamic Syrup and Crumbled Feta

Make a big batch of homemade balsamic syrup and keep it on hand for drizzling over grilled chicken, fish, vegetables or fruit.