Pure Maple Syrup Grades
Pure Maple Syrup is offered for sale in 4 different grades or flavors.
U.S. grade A Light Amber - Is
very light in color and has a mild, delicate flavor
often with a subtle vanilla flavor. Best on vanilla ice cream ,
pancakes, crepes or to
make fine maple sugar candy and maple cream.
U.S. grade A Medium Amber - Is
darker in color and has more pronounced
maple flavor. The most popular table syrup. Can also be used for baking.
U.S. grade A Dark Amber - Is
dark, rich and flavorful. Can have subtle caramel
flavor and is great for the table or for baking.
U.S. grade B Extra Dark - Is
darker and stronger flavored than Grade A Dark.
Can have strong caramel flavor and is excellent for cooking. Has flavor
not to get " lost " when used in recipes with nuts or spices. Grade B is
also being used
by some as an ingredient in specialized cleansing diets such as the
We as maple syrup producers do
not have much control over what grade of
Pure Maple Syrup we will
produce on any given day. The weather and mother
nature have the biggest
influence but generally we will start the season making
Light Amber and
progress towards the darker grades as the season continues.
We have made
Dark Amber in the morning and Light Amber just a couple
of hours later.
All Pure Maple Syrup contains
67% sugar with the rest being minerals and water.
The sugar in Pure Maple Syrup
is almost 100% sucrose.
Maple sap contains about 2%
sugar and it takes 43 gallons of 2% sap to make
one gallon of Pure Maple
North America is the only place
in the world where Pure Maple syrup is made.
Birch trees are tapped in
Alaska to make birch syrup. It has a very " unique " taste
usually sweetened after its made.
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