I don’t know about you but I love maple syrup! Not the fake ones thats full of artificial coloring and flavoring, corn syrup, chemical ingredients… Besides serving maple syrup with my breakfast items like pancake and waffles, I love adding it to my water, lemonade, cooking…
It takes roughly 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup.
There is an international maple syrup institute! Design to promote and protect pure maple syrup and other maple syrup products.
Maple syrup comes in several grades. No, grade A is not better than grade B. And no, it’s not worse either. AA (extra light), A (light), B (medium), C (Amber), D (Dark)
Alfred University offers a maple syrup course!
Maple syrup is the only food derived from plant sap.
Maple syrup can’t freeze
McDonald and the State of Vermont got into a legal tussle over false syrup. Vermonter wasn’t lovin’ it when a misleading called “fruit and maple oatmeal”. Local law dictated that it is illegal to use the word “maple” on a product unless the sweetener is 100% pure maple.
The first written account of maple syrup production comes from 1606.
Maple syrup can grow mold. Maple syrup producer says you can fish out the mold and heat the maple syrup to make it good to eat again.
Quebec, Canada is the largest producer and responsible for three-quarter of the world’s output.
Vermont is the largest producer in the states. Generating about 5.5% of global supply.
December 17th is national maple syrup day.
Maple syrup is boiled even more to produce maple cream, candy, and sugar.