|The internal pressure of a sugar maple may be as much as 20 pounds per square inch on a warm day after a freezing night – the pressure is triggered by the thermal shock. It is the extent to which this pressure exists that determines how well sap will run.|
|Nutritional Value of Syrup|
Pure maple syrup is a natural food, processed from the pure sap of maple trees. During processing, the naturally occurring nutrients and sugars remain in the syrup, creating a food that’s nutritious as well as delicious. Here's a breakdown of the nutritional value of syrup.
Minerals and Vitamins:
Maple syrup also contains minerals and vitamins. Filtered maple syrup’s primary minerals are: calcium, potassium, magnganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. The vitamins in maple syrup are mainly B2 (riboflavin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), niacin, biotin, and folic acid.