Frequently Asked Questions1) What is the difference between #1 Light, #1 Medium, #2 Amber, and #3 Dark syrup?
Maple syrup is graded on it’s flavour. The sap that comes out fo the maple tree in the beginning of the season is always light syrup. As the sap season progresses, the sap gets darker. Although there is no difference in sugar content of the different grades, the darker grades have more maple flavour. #1 Medium is the most popular grade as it doesn’t have a strong maple flavour, or a weak maple flavour.
2) Can I replace white sugar with maple sugar or maple syrup?
Yes you can. In recipes, replace a cup of white sugar with one cup of pure maple sugar, more or less depending on your preference. 375ml of pure maple syrup is roughly equal to 1 cup of white cane sugar. You will need to reduce your liquids by a quarter to a half. For more information, read our blog post on replacing sugar with maple syrup.
3) Is maple syrup healthy?
Yes, maple syrup is healthy. Pure maple syrup is a significant source of many nutrients including manganese, riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. There are 54 antioxidants in pure maple syrup. For more information, read our blog post on maple syrup's health benefits.
4) What is the difference between Pure Maple Syrup and Pure Organic Maple Syrup?
Organic food products are grown naturally using no chemicals including pesticides, radiation, or genetic engineering. Pure means that there is only one ingredient in each bottle, that being maple syrup. But many people wonder why the Pure Maple Syrup isn’t the same thing as Organic Pure Maple Syrup. There are many key differences between the two, including where the maple trees are tapped, how the maple trees are tapped, how the sap is collected and stored, and so on. For more information, read our blog post on organic maple syrup.
5) Where is maple syrup made?
Maple trees grow all over the world, but only North Eastern North America has the right climate to harvest the sap to make maple syrup. Maple syrup is produced mainly in the North-Eastern United States and a few Canadian Provinces, including Nova Scotia. 85% of the worlds maple syrup is made in Canada.
6) When is maple syrup made?
Maple syrup is the first agricultural crop of the year. It generally starts in February and ends in April, but can change depending on the temperature. For more information read our blog post on when maple syrup is made.
Did you know?
- 1. 85% of the worlds maple syrup is made in
- 2. Maple syrup is
North Americasfirst agricultural harvest of the season.
- 3. Maple syrup is a woodland crop, un-fertilized, un-cultivated and made mostly by the burning of wood. A renewable fuel.
- 4. Maple syrup is one of very few agricultural crops that can be called entirely North American.
- 5. Maple trees are around 40 years old before they are tapped.
- 6.The Algonquin Indians called maple sugar Sinzibuckwud.
- 7. There are many different types of maple trees, but only the sugar maple tree produces the maple syrup we all love.