Heritage Foods has its hands on some special maple syrup from Vermont’s Cantor Family Farms, a small crop this year due to the mild winter. Read below to learn Heritage’s 6 amazing facts about Maple Syrup:
- It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup
- It takes 30 years for a tree to be mature enough to tap
- Because of the mild winter, this year’s sap run lasted only 12 days; typically the season is 4-6 weeks
- Maple Syrup is a nutritional powerhouse containing essential minerals such as magnesium, zinc, and a lot of calcium, along with trace quantities of copper, selenium, and chromium
- Maple Syrup varies in color and sweetness from year to year depending on temperature and rainfall
- Most Maple Syrup in the US is blended between many sugarmakers’ syrup. Our Maple Syrup comes directly from the Cantor’s Deep Mountain Maple
Listen in today at 4pm for our 100th episode on heritageradionetwork.com. Erin & Brian will be joined by Brent Young of the Meat Hook, so grab a glass of something good..we’ll all be sipping on some fine juice to celebrate!