Learn how to make maple syrup – Attend a maple syrup festival!
If you have never attended a local maple syrup festival in your area, I would highly recommend it. Every festival event that I have attended in either February or March has included pancakes, sausage, your choice of beverage and of course REAL maple syrup – all at a relatively inexpensive cost. Not only do you get to have a great meal but usually there are information booths and even actual demonstrations available regarding how maple syrup is made.
What’s so Special About Real Maple Syrup?
If you always had just artificial syrups, you will be in for a real treat having the real deal. In my opinion, pure maple syrup is far and away better in taste. It really makes whatever you are having better whether that be pancakes, waffles, french toast, etc.
Pure maple syrup is a 100% natural and nutritious sweetener that can be used for baking and cooking. It is a very good source of mineral nutrients and vitamins including manganese, riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium. Researchers have shown that maple syrup has a higher nutritional value than all other common sweeteners. Also it has one of the lowest calorie levels among common sweeteners.
Sweet Facts about Pure Maple Syrup
According to indianamaplesyrup.org & nationalmaplesyrup.com:
How is Pure Maple Syrup Made?
According to the demonstrations that I have seen, making maple syrup can be an effort of labor, patience and proper technique. It is actually a fairly scientific and complex practice but I will attempt to simplify the process:
Once a person begins to realize the interesting history, science and manufacturing process behind real maple syrup, they begin to appreciate its value even more. Speaking of value, pure maple syrup does cost more than artificial syrup but once you’ve had the real deal you’ll know why! I’d like to encourage you to check out your local maple syrup festival festival, purchase some pure maple syrup at your local grocery store or even make your own if you are really adventurous. I am confident that you will be glad you did!
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