How Pure Maple Syrup is Made
Pure maple syrup comes from trees at least 40 years
old, tapped for only a few weeks every spring for clear "sugar
water" sap. It takes about 40 gallons of sap--the annual output
of four trees--to produce one gallon of syrup. The sap is boiled down
at "sugar houses" in an evaporator which slowly darkens and
thickens the syrup to the required level of concentrated sweetness.
In Quebec, where 90% of all maple syrup comes from, about 30 million
trees are tapped annually with the sap being boiled down in about 9,000
sugar houses. Later, the syrup is hot-packed and sealed into sterile
containers, ensuring the purity and freshness of every drop you buy.
Here are pictures of a small old-fashioned "sugar
bush" and "sugar house".
Tapping the Trees
Collecting the sugar water
The sugar house
Pure maple syrup is nature's own blend of sucrose,
fructose, and glucose. The subtle and complex natural flavor elements
of maple sap--unique to this tree--make a taste that is impossible to
reproduce artificially. Spring Tree® Pure Maple Syrup contains only
the boiled down sap of the North American Sugar Maple and is certified
Kosher. The tree gives it to us straight and pure.
Uses of Pure Maple Syrup
Spring Tree® Pure Maple Syrup is a must on pancakes,
waffles, French toast and oatmeal. Those looking for an all-purpose
alternative to refined sugar find maple syrup a "natural"
in yogurt, coffee and tea, breads, cakes, baked beans, carrots, squash,
yams, baked apples, and applesauce. Wherever you now use sugar, honey
or molasses, you can use Spring Tree® Pure Maple Syrup.
About Grade A and Grade B Pure Maple Syrup
The natural sap of the tree after boiling down can range in color
from very light to very dark depending on the day the syrup is flowing.
Grade A has lighter color and lighter maple flavor. Grade B has darker
color with bolder, sweeter maple flavor. Grades A and B have the same
uses. In the end, the only difference between grade A and B is personal
About Organic Certification
Because pure maple syrup comes from mature trees in
a wild environment, no pesticides nor herbicides are ever needed.
Spring Tree® maple syrup is 100% pure and all natural. For those
seeking added reassurance that the forest is maintained responsibly
or that fundamental packing procedures are followed, Spring Tree also
offers third party certified organic pure maple syrup by Quality