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What is maple syrup?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Maple syrup is derived from various maple trees, such as the sugar maple (Acer saccharum), red maple (Acer rubrum), or black maple (Acer nigrum). In the process of making maple syrup, the bark of the maple is tapped, allowing the syrup to flow out. This nearly clear, almost tasteless liquid is subsequently boiled, which concentrates the sugar and creates the flavor and often-deep color of the syrup.

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