We all love pure maple syrup, whether we pour it over pancakes and waffles, drizzle it on yogurt, stir it into our morning oatmeal, or even add a bit to salad dressings. Farmer Doug's Maple Syrup is locally produced, and oh-so-delicious!
Did you know it takes 40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of maple syrup?
According to the Minnesota DNR, maple syrup can be made from any species of maple tree. Trees that can be tapped include: sugar, black, red and silver maple and box elder trees. Of all the maples, the highest concentration of sugar is found in the sap of the sugar maple. Generally the ratio of sap to syrup for the sugar maple is 40 to 1 (40 gallons of sap yields one gallon of syrup). Other species of maple have lower concentrations of sugar in their sap. For example; it may require 60 gallons of box elder sap to produce one gallon of syrup. You can read more about maple syrup from the MN DNR here.
Watch Farmer Doug explain the tapping process here: