Interesting Info

  • Maple syrup is a natural product which comes from the sap of a maple tree.
  • A maple sugar tree is about 30 years old before it is tapped.
  • Sap is approximately 2-2.5% sugar.
  • Maple syrup is 66.5% sugar.
  • It takes approximately 40 gallons of syrup to make 1 gallon of maple syrup.
  • The maple syrup season lasts about 6 weeks and can start in late February.
  • Sap flowing in high volumes is called a run.
  • Only 10% of the sap is collected each year.
  • If kept cool and away from direct sunlight, maple syrup has a lengthy shelf life - at least 1 year.

Facts gleaned (with permission) from Ontario Maple Syrup Producers' Association (OMSPA). For more information, please feel free to visit their site at: