maple syrup

Maple Syrup Glossary |Health Benefit + Recipes with Maple Syrup | Tarladalal.com Viewed 5770 times

Also Known As
Maple tree sap syrup

Description
Originally from Canada, maple syrup is the extracted, concentrated sap from the sweet, red or black maple tree. It's a thick, amber gold liquid that is best had drizzled atop fluffy, round pancakes. While maple syrup doesn't have a distinct flavour and is almost tasteless, it also has a low sugar content.

How to Select
• It is available in glass bottles or in plastic cans in selected food malls and super markets.
• Original maple syrup is best procured from Canada. It is often considered to be an edible Canadian souvenir.
• Ensure that the seal is unbroken.
• Please read the manufacturing date to ensure maximum product freshness.
• If the syrup looks crystallized or too watery please refrain from buying it.

Culinary Uses
• Maple syrup is a sugar substitute. Perfect to use as a sweetener for those following a VEGAN diet.
• Maple syrup is most often eaten with waffles, pancakes and oatmeal it can also be had with French toast.
• It is sometimes used as an ingredient in baking, the making of candy and for preparing desserts.
• It is also used as a flavouring agent in making gourmet beer.

How to Store
• The pure syrup is very expensive, so store carefully keeping in mind the local weather conditions.
• Properly made pure maple syrup does not freeze and can be kept in the freezer indefinitely.
• Callously stored maple syrup may sometimes develop mouldy toxins on the top.
• You can remove the layer of mould and bring the syrup to boil, wash and dry the container properly and refill it with hot syrup.