10 Maple Syrup Fun Facts Featuring The Polk-Around Farm

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Rise and Shine – it’s Maple Syrup Time!! Ya’ll I can not think of enough wonderful things to say about The Polk-Around Farm! From the most luxurious of honey to mouth watering maple candies  –  your tastebuds will be dancing with delight this holiday season.

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10 Fun Facts About Maple Syrup 

It takes 30-50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup.

Canada produces 71% of the worlds pure maple syrup.

Fake Maple Syrup {brands like Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth} are not actually made of maple syrup at all. They are made of ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, cellulose gum, and caramel coloring {sound yummy?} I can not emphasize enough the importance of learning to read a label.

Maple Syrup is graded solely by color – not taste!

Is all maple syrup organic? In theory yes, because the trees are plants in a wild environment. It just wouldn’t make logical sense to fertilize mature 100 year old trees – if the forest is responsibly maintained and cared for then there is little need for human interruption of a natural process. Hence, why organic certification is seldom sought after from reputable, environmentally sound, and sustainable farms like The Polk-Around Farm.

Your fridge is the best place for your maple syrup, it can keep for a year or more. If sugar crystals develop, you can warm the syrup to dissolve them.

Maple syrup is vitamin and mineral rich – no fake stuff here; containing calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and iron. And, a whole lot of yum, with every spoonful.

You can bake with maple syrup too. Use only three-forths the amount of maple syrup as you would sugar in any recipe – simply reduce the amount of another liquid by 3-4 tablespoons.

Maple syrup is such a treasure that it can only be made in the northern part of North America. Legend has it that the first maple syrup was made by an Iroquois woman, the wife of Chief Woksis.

The use of maple syrup is only limited to your own imagination – be sure to check out The Polk-Around Farm for maple cream, maple syrup, maple sugar, and more.

Think outside the box this holiday season – support a small family farm and let your tastebuds do the dancing.

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