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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is a thick kind of syrup made from the sap of maple trees. The Sugar maple tree is its primary source.

Vermont has the most maple trees of all the New England states. More than 500,000 gallons of maple syrup are made there each year.

Abolitionists used maple syrup in their cooking because molasses and cane sugar were both slave crops. It was promoted in the 1800s as a slavery-free alternative to cane sugar: "Suffer not your cup to be sweetened by the blood of slaves."

The largest maple leaf was discovered by the Tanwar family in Richmond, British Columbia on December 14, 2010. It measured 53 cm (20.86 in) wide and 52.2 cm (20.55 in) long.

The Japanese deep fry maple leaves as a snack. It is commonly known as "Momiji" or "Maple leaf tempura".

The Sugar Maple is the state tree of New York, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Sugar Maple By Diego Delso, Wikipedia Commons

The Canadian province of Quebec is by far the largest producer of maple syrup. It produces about 70 per cent of the world's supply.

The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist took place in July 2012 where three men stole 2,700 tons of syrup worth $18 million from a warehouse in Quebec.

Quebec produced enough maple syrup during the spring of 2016 to fill approximately 287 million six-ounce bottles or 24 Olympic swimming pools.

Canada has a strategic maple syrup reserve to ensure global supply in case of emergency.

It takes roughly 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup.

Maple syrup has more calcium than milk.

The Canadian flag features a stylized maple leap with 11 points.

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