Where does maple syrup come from?

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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?!

by   (whyzz writer)
  • Further information

    Did you know that it takes 40 gallons of maple sap to make one gallon of maple syrup?! Maple sap is mostly water, and when it’s boiled during the syrup-making process, most of this water evaporates. What’s left is the sweet syrup we enjoy!
  • Exploration

    There are many delicious foods that maple syrup can enhance. Sure it tastes great on waffles, but some people enjoy using the syrup as a sweetener when preparing treats like cookies and baked apples. For an extra dose of fun, try maple syrup as a tasty topping for ice cream!
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