What is all-natural, golden brown, sweet, and goes with everything from pancakes to peanuts?
New York State maple syrup, of course!
The natural process of boiling, concentrating, and filtering pure maple syrup maintains the nutrients found in syrup. Sugar makes up most of maple syrup and is important source of energy. All natural maple syrup contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and other essential minerals. Vitamins are also found in this sweet syrup. Vitamins, such as B2, B5, B6 and folic acid are needed to maintain health and are in 100% all-natural maple syrup.
So how does the sap found in a maple tree end up being sweet and delicious maple syrup? It takes about 40 gallons of sap to make ONE gallon of maple syrup. When the syrup is collected it is boiled over a wood fire so that the water will evaporate from the liquid. Once the sap reaches a sugar content of 67% it is maple syrup. Once this is done, the syrup is filtered and bottled for use in our kitchens!
Maple Syrup isnât just for pancakes anymore! Add syrup to baked beans to add that sweet and satisfying taste, sweeten your oatmeal with a dab of syrup and add it your meat marinade for that unique flavor. You can also substitute maple syrup for sugar in many of your favorite recipes. For recipes like Maple & Balsamic Vinegar Dressing, Blueberry Maple Mousse, and Maple Walnut Cream Pie visit www.massmaple.org.
New York Maple Weekend March 19-20 from 10-4 each day, about 75 of the finest maple producers thorughout New York State, from Buffalo to Albany, Rochester to Binghamton, Jamestown to Plattsburgh, will open their sugarhouses to demonstrate the making of maple products âfrom tree to the table.â The event is free to the public and for more information visit www.maplesunday.com.
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