Some facts about Maple syrup
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- 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