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100 million lbs. of maple syrup are produced each year. That’s just a little less than two 2 fl. oz. servings per year for each of the approximately 330 million people in the U.S. and Canada.
Storage
Tips and information on storing maple products

Storing Maple Syrup

Although we choose to put a best of use by date on our products, unopened pure maple syrup will last nearly indefinitely if stored in a cool place (45 - 65 degrees F).

Once opened maple syrup should be refrigerated and used within 6 months to a year.

Occasionally, maple syrup will develop mold. The mold has always been found to be harmless and readily removed by skimming and bringing the product to a boil to sterilize it.

You may also find over time that maple sugar crystals form. This is simply the process of the natural sugars coming out of solution. The crystals can be melted down by soaking the container in warm water.

If you are concerned about pure maple syrup storage you may be interested in pure maple sugar, which is concentrated maple syrup or you may try freezing it. Syrup that has been frozen will become thick like molasses, but will not become solid. When the syrup returns to room temperature it will return to its normal viscosity.

 


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