Maple Facts

  • Maple syrup is a healthy, all-natural sweetener
  • It is a good source of zinc and manganese
  • It takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup
  • There are different grades of maple syrup
    • Golden Color with Delicate Taste
    • Amber Color with Rich Taste
    • Dark Color with Robust Taste
    • Very Dark Color with Strong Taste
  • Sap runs the best when there are cold nights and warm, sunny days
  • The sugar content of maple syrup is 66.9%
  • 1 gallon of maple syrup is equal to 7.5 lbs. of maple sugar
  • The syrup draw off temperature is 7 degrees F above the boiling point of water (219 degrees)
  • Maple syrup has only 50 calories per tablespoon
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