Product: Maple Syrup
In Their Words:
Mohawk Valley Trading Company maple syrup is made primarily from sugar maple sap, which is preferred for maple syrup production because it has an average sugar content of two percent. Sap from other maple species is usually lower in sugar content, and about twice as much is needed to produce the same amount of finished syrup.
Maple syrup is made from the xylem sap of sugar maple, black maple, or red maple trees, however it can also be made from other maple species. Maple syrup production is mainly located in northeastern North America; specifically the northeastern states (including New York, Vermont and Maine) and the southeastern parts of Quebec and Ontario, Canada. Given the correct weather conditions, it can be made anywhere in the habitat range of the maple trees. In cold environments, the trees store starch in their trunks and roots before the winter; the starch is then turned to sugar that rises in the sap in the spring.
The first recipe we made with the syrup wasn’t pancakes, surprisingly. We made roasted brussel sprouts and bacon with a little of the maple syrup mixed in. I had heard about this recipe a little while ago and thought this was the perfect time to try it out. It turned out delicious! We kept going back for more.
A few days later we had it with pancakes because of course we had to try it with that. It was so good! It’s one of our favorite maple syrups now. Plus I don’t usually have syrup on my pancakes because I don’t like overly sweet things.
Mohawk Valley Trading Co. Maple Syrup isn’t overly sweet or thick, which are two reasons I don’t use other
syrups very often.
You can buy the bottles on their site $15 for a 16oz and $30 for a 32oz.
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