How to Make Maple Syrup
This video shows in detail how you can make your own maple syrup from maple or birch trees.
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Before You Boil Maple Syrup Watch This
Make Maple Syrup, Backyard Sap Boil – GardenFork
How to make maple syrup. After tapping our sugar maple trees, we show how to boil the sap making maple syrup. Watch all our maple syrup vids here: https://goo.gl/NpYYj8
MAPLE SYRUP | How It’s Made
Ever wondered how maple syrup is made? Get the full history and ‘making of’ right here!
Pancake Syrup and Maple Syrup Are Not the Same (by Trisha Calvo)
Although they may sit side by side on grocery store shelves, they couldn’t be more different. Maple syrup is actually sap from a maple tree that’s been boiled down to reduce the water content and concentrate the sugars. The sugars caramelize, resulting in its characteristic color and maple flavor. It takes about 10 gallons of sap to make just one quart of maple syrup.
Pancake, or table, syrup is a highly processed product. The primary ingredient is corn syrup and/or high-fructose corn syrup. Some experts suggest that high-fructose corn syrup may be processed by the body differently than other types of sugar, while others say that there is little difference. You’ll also find added coloring, flavoring, and preservatives in pancake syrup. The coloring is often caramel color. Some types of caramel color contain a compound called 4-MEI, a potential carcinogen, and in Consumer Reports tests, we found that some pancake syrups had notable amounts of 4-MEI. (consumerreports.org)
November 5, 2018—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Inside each bottle of Trader Joe’s Vanilla Bean Infused Vermont Maple Syrup you’ll only find two ingredients – maple syrup and vanilla beans. The Syrup is exactly what you’d expect from a small family sugarmaker in the middle of Vermont: deep golden brown, sticky sweet, and pleasantly fragrant. The addition of Vanilla Bean lends warm butterscotch and caramel notes, adding distinctly rich flavor to this Vermont Maple Syrup. It’s a dream drizzled on pancakes or waffles, and adds depth when baked into muffins or scones. You could even mix it into a Bourbon cocktail for a fragrant fall refreshment.
We’re offering 8.45 fluid ounce bottles of Trader Joe’s Vanilla Bean Infused Vermont Maple Syrup for the sweet deal of $9.99 each – that’s six dollars lower than prices we’ve seen elsewhere! You’ll find them near our other maple syrup, until the taps run dry.