Typically, the lighter colored syrup is made earlier in the season when the sap first begins to flow. As the season progresses the syrup will get darker. The general rule of thumb is that the darker the syrup is in color, the stronger the maple flavor. There are four different types of syrup, golden, amber, dark, and very dark. The syrup grades are determined by light admittance, density, and the visual color. Golden and amber syrup is what people use for their pancakes and what restaurants typically serve. The darker syrups are used mostly for cooking or baking, but it also tastes delicious on pancakes.
Having a healthy and well managed forest provides the best maple syrup for you. We make sure our maple trees are healthy, have adequate light We also ensure that there is no disruptions that could become a problem during maple season, like dead trees and
Maple syrup has over 24 antioxidants which have the ability to help prevent damage caused by free radicals in your body. There are also high levels of zinc and manganese which can boost your immune system and keep your heart healthy. It's also full of minerals like riboflavin, magnesium, calcium and potassium. As a natural sweetener, maple syrup provides a great alternative to artificial sugars.
Ingredients in our maple syrup: 100% maple syrup
Ingredients in artificial syrup:
High fructose corn syrup
Nutrition label from Pearl Milling Company's maple syrup (https://www.pearlmillingcompany.com)