Frequently Asked Questions
How is Maple Syrup Made?
Pure Maple Syrup is produced exclusively by the concentration of maple sap or by the solution or dilution of a maple product other than maple sap in potable water.
How much Maple Sap does it take to make Pure Syrup?
On average it takes 40 or more gallons of Maple Sap to make 1 gallon of Pure Maple Syrup
What colors & tastes are available?
Pure Maple Syrup is available in 4 color/taste varieties and while everyone’s taste preference is different, all varieties are of equal quality and equally fit for consumption.
o Golden Maple Syrup with a Delicate Taste: Pure Maple Syrup in this class has a light to more pronounced golden color and a delicate or mild taste
o Amber Maple Syrup with a Rich Taste: Pure Maple Syrup in this class has a light amber color and a rich or full-bodied taste.
o Dark Maple Syrup with a Robust Taste: Pure Maple Syrup in this class has a dark color and more robust or stronger taste than syrup in lighter color classes
o Very Dark Maple Syrup with a Strong Taste: Pure Maple Syrup in this class has a very strong taste. It is generally recommended for cooking and baking, though some may enjoy this for table use as well.
Who first used Maple Syrup?
Native North Americans were the first to recognize Pure Maple Syrup as a source of nutrition and energy!
When does the Maple Syrup season end?
The Maple Syrup season ends each year when the trees begin to bud because this makes the sap taste bitter.
When can a maple tree be tapped?
A Maple tree is approximately 40 years old before it is tapped and can be tapped yearly until it is well over 100 years old.
What other cool facts are there about Maple Syrup?
Did you know?
Because of food rationing during the Second World War, people in the northeastern United States were encouraged to stretch their sugar rations by sweetening foods with maple syrup and maple sugar, and recipe books were printed to help housewives employ this alternative source.
What's the difference between Maple Syrup and other sweeteners?
Maple Syrup is a Healthy alternative to other Sugars and Sweeteners with only 216 calories per ¼ cup (that’s 40 calories per tablespoon compared to 60 calories per tablespoon of corn syrup). Maple Syrup is also rich in minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc and manganese.
How do I store my Maple Syrup?
Maple Syrup that is hot packed can be kept in the pantry until you open it. Once opened, please store your Maple Syrup in the fridge or freezer. Because of the sugar content Maple Syrup will not expand in the freezer, it will only become very thick.