There’s nothing better than hot pancakes with fresh maple syrup! Have you ever thought about where this delicious sweetener comes from? Believe it or not, the answer is in its name maple syrup comes from maple trees!
In fact, maple syrup is made from the sap of North American maple trees, such as the sugar maple and black maple. Native Americans were the first to make maple syrup.
Sap is collected from maple trees in a process called tapping, which involves drilling into the trees and letting the sap pour into containers. After tapping, the sap is boiled and filtered until a smooth syrup is left. Now isn’t that sweet?!