March 25, 2012

Maple Syrup Facts. You're Welcome.


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Canada produces 85% of the world's maple syrup.
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Warm, sunny days and cold, frosty nights are ideal for producing sap flow.
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It takes 30-50 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup. I am too lazy to convert gallons to litres for us Canadian peeps, but just know that it takes a whole bunch of sap to get just a little bit of syrup.
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Maple syrup is a healthier {natural} alternative to sugar.
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The sugar content of sap is approximately 2.5%
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The sugar content of maple syrup is approximately 66%
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No wonder I can drink the stuff.
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Just kidding.
Kinda.
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4 comments:

Elaine A. said...

Yum! Send some my way!! :)

Gigi said...

Now I want pancakes. On a Monday morning.

Foursons said...

I'll trade you some maple syrup for salsa.

Dollwood Farms said...

I wonder, does Maple Syrup ever go bad once it is processed? Or does it have an expiration? Thanks