The Maple Syrup is a sweetener derived from the clear liquid called sap from the red or black maple trees. The maple syrup is a vicious amber colored liquid with its characteristic sweet taste and unique flavor. Usually the process of tapping the sap begins in the spring to make maple syrup. The maple producers more popularly known as the “sugarmakers “ extract the free flowing sap by piercing the tree and making a hole into the trunk of the tree. The hole is then blocked with spout or spile to catch the sap getting collected in the hole.
The process of making maple syrup to some what extent still remains crude. It is widely used in variety of foods to enhance its taste and flavor. It is not just a sweetener but syrup loaded with health benefits. It is the rich source of zinc and manganese where manganese produces energy and functions as an antioxidant which controls free radicals.
The use of maple syrup in the long run protects the heart and develops immunity a blessing for a person with sweet tooth. In US and Canada it is liberally eaten with waffles, cornbread, French toast and pancakes. It is also used as essential ingredients in making candies, desserts and for baking purposes. Sometimes it is used as a substitute of sugar and flavoring agent in beers.