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December 17, 2019

National Maple Syrup Day

December 17 is the perfect day to begin the day with pancakes, french toast or biscuits topped off with delicious maple syrup as you celebrate National Maple Syrup Day.

It is usually from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple or black maple trees that maple syrup is made from although it not limited to those maple species.
These trees, in cold climates, store starch in their trunks and in their roots. In the spring, the starch is then converted to sugar that rises in the sap. The maple trees are then tapped by boring holes into their trunks and the released sap is collected. After the sap is collected, it is processed by heating to evaporate much of the water, leaving the concentrated syrup.

Maple syrup was first collected, processed and used by the indigenous peoples of North America. The practice was then adopted by the European settlers who gradually refined production methods. In the 1970s further refinements in the syrup processing were made with technological improvements.

A maple syrup production farm is called a sugarbush or a sugarwood.
Sap is boiled in a sugar house which is also known as a sugar shack, sugar shanty or a cabane a sucre.

Up until the 1930s the United States led in maple syrup production, now Canada is the world's largest maple syrup producer. Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States.

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