Dr Oz: How Maple Syrup Is Made
What is maple syrup? Well, real maple syrup comes from maple syrup. In cold weather, maple trees store starch in their trunks and as temperatures rise, that starch is converted to sugar in sap. To make syrup, holes are drilled into the trunks of the trees and the sap is collected. That sap is then boiled to evaporate the water. Once filtered, you’re left with maple syrup, with the flavor, color, and sugar content of 60% you know and love. The darker the syrup, the stronger the flavor.