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Maple Sugar

Nutritional Information

1 tsp, maple sugar

  • Calories 11
  • Calories from Fat 0.09
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0.01g0%
  • Saturated Fat 0.001g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.003g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 0mg0%
  • Potassium 8mg0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 2.73g1%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g0%
  • Sugars 2.55g
  • Protein 0g0%
  • Calcium 0mg0%
  • Iron 0mg0%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%

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Maple Sugar on Wikipedia:

Golden sugar maple tree Sugar makak - 1925

Maple sugar is what remains after the sap of the sugar maple is boiled for longer than is needed to create maple syrup or maple taffy.[1] Once almost all the water has been boiled off, all that is left is a solid sugar.[2] By composition, this sugar is about 90% sucrose, the remainder consisting of variable amounts of glucose and fructose.[3] This is usually sold in pressed blocks or as a translucent candy.[4] It is difficult to create as the sugar easily burns and thus requires considerable skill.[5] It was the preferred form of First Nations/Native American peoples as the sugar could easily be transported and lasted a long time. It was once called 'sinzibukwud'.[4][6] It is today used to flavor some maple products and can be used as an alternative to cane sugar. Maple sugar is about twice as sweet as standard granulated sugar.[7]

Demonstration of Native American technique of making maple sugar

References

^ http://www.umext.maine.edu/onlinepubs/pdfpubs/7036.pdf ^ http://www.baking911.com/candy/maple.htm ^ http://www.mi-maplesyrup.com/Information/info_maplenutrition.htm ^ a b http://www.canadianmaplesyrup.com/maplehistory.html ^ http://maple.dnr.cornell.edu/pubs/trees.htm ^ http://www.morsefarm.com/pages/history.php ^ http://homecooking.about.com/od/specificfoo1/a/maplestorage.htm

External links

Maple Syrup Nutrients How to Tap a Maple Tree

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