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:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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!

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

The Happy Whisk said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Poor old trees.

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

DEZMOND said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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

Margaret D said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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.

Pat Hatt said...

Those trees sure have to give and give

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Trees must have a lot of the stuff

Christine said...

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

Dascha said...

Wow! That is a lot!

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Sandra Cox said...

Happy Friday, Adam:)

stephen Hayes said...

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.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

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