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FAQ About Maple

  • What are the health benefits of maple syrup?
    One tablespoon of maple syrup contains about: 0.58 milligrams manganese 0.29 milligrams zinc 20 milligrams calcium 42 milligrams potassium 0.02 milligrams iron 4 milligrams magnesium It contains many antioxidants. Maple syrup gets a lower score on the glycemic index. Fights inflammatory diseases. Helps protect skin health. Alternative to sugar for improved digestion. Supplies important vitamins and minerals. Healthier alternative to artificial sweeteners. For more information visit,
  • How long does maple syrup last?
    The high sugar content in maple syrup helps it to last for a long time! Syrup can stay good in a pantry for up to a year, it should be refridgerated once opened. Syrup can then last in the refridgerator for up to a year as well. Freezing syrup also helps it to last a long while. While the syrup doesn't actually freeze, it will become more viscous. If syrup smells a bit "off", or has a yellowish film on the top, simply scoop it off and reheat to kill any remaining bacteria. This is a rare occurance but no need to waste a drop!
  • How much does a gallon of syrup weigh?
    A gallon of pure maple syrup weighs 11 pounds.
  • How much sap does it take to make a gallon of syrup?
    On average, it takes about 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup. If you know the sugar concentration of your sap (measured with a hydrometer), you can use the “Rule of 86” to determine how much sap will yield a gallon of syrup. The number of gallons of sap needed to produce one gallon of syrup is equal to 86 gallons divided by the sugar concentration of the sap (i.e. 86 gallons divided by 2% concentrated sap equals 43 gallons sap for 1 gallon of syrup).
  • What do you use your Maple Mustard on?
    Personally, we use our maple mustard in a variety of ways. As a substitute for mustard on a cold cut sandwich, as a dip for pretzels or other salty snacks, as a glaze for pork or other meat (due to high sugar content we recommend that the meat be fully cooked and mustard glazed or drizzled for the last 5 minutes, it will caramelize!), or turn it into a delicious vinaigrette by adding a bit of olive oil and perhaps some additional REAL maple syrup for sweetness!
  • What do you use your maple bbq sauce on?
    The short answer is... EVERYTHING you put bbq sauce on! Our favorite is cheeseburgers with onion rings, mayo, and a slathering of maple bbq. It is a MESS, but it is delicious!
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