Maple Syrup Fun Facts

  • A maple tree is usually at least 40 years old and about 12 inches in width before it is tapped
  • Warm sunny days, above 40 degrees F, and frosty nights, around 20-25 degrees F, are ideal for sap flow.
  • The Maple season may last 4 to 6 weeks, but sap flow is heaviest for 10 to 20 days.
  • Each tap yields an average of 10 gallons of sap per season: that yields about one quart of syrup.
  • It takes about 40 gallons of sap on average to make one gallon of syrup.
  • As a tree increases in size you can add up to a maximum of 4 taps.
  • A gallon of pure Wisconsin Maple syrup weighs around 11 pounds.
  • The sugar content of sap averages 2.5%, compared to a sugar content in syrup of 66.5%.

 

Maple Syrup Nutrition Facts

  • No artificial coloring, flavoring, preservatives, or additives
  • 50 calories per Tablespoon - that's less than honey & Karo's corn syrup
  • Same calcium concentration as milk
  • Contains Folic Acid, Biotin, and Niacin, which converts proteins and sugars to energy
  • Virtually sodium-free
  • Breaks down carbohydrates to sugars
  • Encourages growth and production of red blood cells