Friday, January 2, 2015

Fact of the Day: Maple Sap

True maple syrup is derived from tree sap. However it takes a lot of sap to make maple syrup. Some tree's sap takes about forty gallons of sap to make just one gallon of maple syrup. 

16 comments:

  1. That's right! In the sugar shacks of Quebec, it's all boiled down to almost nothing. That's why it's so good -- concentrated syrup!

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  2. I didn't know that! I'll appreciate my syrup a little more now :)

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  3. Same here. Lots of trees, boiling and good syrup. Best stuff, ever.

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  4. I haven´t tried this syrup. I hope you have enjoyed New year´s eve and I wish you a happy 2015. Kisses:)

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  5. Id love to taste it, since it seems lovely, but we don't have it here! Is it similar to honey?

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  6. That's a lot of sap. Happy New Year's, Adam.

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  7. That's one thing I don't recall using is that syrup.

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  8. You got it, Adam! I spent most of my life in Quebec, which produces most of the world's maple syrup. This product is like gold in that province.

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  9. Those trees sure have to give and give

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  10. No wonder it is expensive, I will treasure it next time I buy some.

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  11. Wow! That is a lot!

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  12. I was surprised when I learned that the sap is clear and thin, not thick like the final product. Much more work than i imagined.

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  13. My oldest niece harvests her own sap from her land. She also does honey. Good stuff, and that's a very nice photo.

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