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5 Facts About Maple Syrup

March 10, 2012

With maple sugaring season upon us and with all the maple syrup discussion going on at our  Facebook  page, we thought we would investigate maple syrup a bit further.  And boy did we find some interesting facts about this sweet treat!

Here are five of our top picks:

DID YOU KNOW?

1. Maple syrup contains the important antioxidants zinc and manganese,  both of which aid the immune system in fighting off disease.

2. It takes 30-50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup!

3. Tapping a tree does not damage the tree and usually no more than 10% of the sap is removed.

4. Maple wood is an excellent carrier of sound waves making it a perfect choice for drum sets and guitar necks.

5. It requires one gallon of maple syrup to produce eight pounds of candy sugar.

Have a great maple syrup recipe to share? Share it in the comments below!

For more information on healthy and green living, visit the GoGreen Web Directory.

SOURCES:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=115

http://pittsburgh.about.com/cs/pennsylvania/a/maple_syrup_2.htm

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