10 things you did not know about Maple Syrup

10 things you didn't know about Maple Syrup

One.png It takes roughly 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup.
 Two.png Maple syrup, maple sugar, maple cream and maple candies are all vegan food.

During World War II, citizen across North America were encouraged to use maple syrup as a sweetener rather than sugar as it was less expensive and available is greater quantity



Native Americans processed most of their maple syrup into granulated sugar, which was easier to store and to carry than the liquid form. This “Indian Sugar” was kept in birch bark boxes called mokuks. 
 Five.png Maple syrup contains antioxidants, which can delay or prevent free radical induced diseases, such as diabetes and cancer. A portion of ¼ cup of maple syrup contains as many antioxidants as a raw tomato or broccoli. 
 Six.png Maple syrup contains high levels of phytohormone and abscisic acid. According to research, this type of acid is a natural defense in controlling diabetes and other metabolic syndromes.  
 Seven.png Maple syrup is more effective than broccoli, blueberries, carrots and tomatoes in significantly slowing cancerous cell growth in the brain, prostate and lungs and somewhat less significantly in the breast.  


¼ cup serving of maple syrup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk and more potassium than a banana. It's also a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and iron.   
 Nine.png Vermont residents have an unusual tradition of celebrating the sugaring season by snacking on a combination of maple syrup, plain raised doughnuts and dill pickles. Vermont's residents say the sweet and sour tastes complement each other.


Maple Syrup can’t freeze.

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