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Maple Sugar Facts
- Pure maple syrup contains no preservatives, capsule artificial flavoring or color.
- Pure maple syrup is FAT FREE!
- Maple syrup is 33.5% water and 66.5% sugar.
- Store opened containers of syrup in the refrigerator or freezer.
- Pure Maple Syrup is sold by shades of “amber.”
- Light Amber has a fine, delicate flavor.
- Medium Amber has a richer flavor and is most frequently used as table syrup.
- Dark Amber is used for cooking, or as a table syrup by those who prefer a strong maple flavor.
- A good tree will produce 20 quarts of “sugar water” in 12 hours.
- It takes approximately 40 quarts of sugar water to make one quart of maple syrup.
- Sugar water collected from maple trees is made up of approximately 98% water and 2% sugar.
- Unopened containers of maple syrup should be stored in a cool, dry place.
- Maple syrup can also be frozen.
- Maple Syrup only has 40 calories per tablespoon. Honey has 45, white sugar has 55, and corn sugar has 60.
- Maple Syrup contains iron, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus. It also has a higher calcium content than milk. It also contains small amounts of amino acids, proteins, and vitamins B2, B5, and niacin.
- Correct tapping methods causes no permanent damage to the maple sugar tree.
- Freezing nights and warm, sunny days make ideal weather conditions for harvesting sugar water.