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Some facts about Maple syrup

  • It takes 30-50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup
  • Maple syrup is boiled even further to produce maple cream, maple sugar, and maple candy.
  • It takes one gallon of maple syrup to produce eight pounds of maple candy or sugar
  • A gallon of maple syrup weighs 11 pounds
  • The sugar content of sap averages 2.5 percent; sugar content of maple syrup is at least 66 percent or more
  • As the tree increases in diameter, more taps can be added – up to a maximum of four taps
  • Tapping does no permanent damage and only 10 percent of the sap is collected each year. Many maple trees have been tapped for 150 or more years.
  • On gravity each tap will yield an average of 10 gallons of sap per season, producing about one quart of syrup

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