Collecting Sap

Even though real maple syrup has a high sugar content, it is still lower than corn syrup and certainly tastes much better.  Also, if you are going to be consuming sugar, you may as well get some benefits from it.  Real maple syrup contains manganese, zinc, small amounts of calcium, potassium, iron and other vitamins.  Since it is made naturally, your body can process it better than the artificially made sweeteners which do more harm to your body than good.  So the next time you make waffles or pancakes or just want to sweeten your oatmeal, try some real maple syrup with health benefits instead of store bought syrup which usually contains corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, flavoring and color with a higher sugar content and no benefits at all.  Read the article below for more information…

Health Benefits of Maple Syrup | Suite101

Maple syrup is made from boiling the sap from sugar maple trees, evaporating the water. It takes 40 gallons of sap make one gallon of maple syrup. Maple syrup was first discovered by Native Americans, and has since