Yes, the season is over, but that doesn’t mean it has to completely evaporate (pun intended 😉 from you mind. In fact, here are some of the more interesting facts about Maple Syrup and the large industry as a whole, enjoy!
- It takes about 42 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup
- One maple tree will produce roughly 0.40 gallons of syrup (~17 gallons of sap)
- Canada is the worlds largest Maple producing country
- A man was fined $9.8 million and sentenced to 8 years in jail for stealing 3,000 tons of syrup from a reserve (worth $18.7 million)
- IHOP only has 1 location that serves real maple syrup
- Sap is only 2% sugar content, syrup is at 66.66% sugar
- An RO (reverse osmosis) machine will bring sap from 2% up to 15-18% sugar content in one cycle
- The vacuum pressure in sap lines is held around 33 PSI (about the same as car tire pressure)
- During the season we’ll collect and process about 650,000 gallons of syrup
Pass these interesting maple facts along to your inquiring maple friends.
HINT: the little ones LOVE the samples