Further informationDid 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!
ExplorationThere 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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