National Maple Syrup Day is celebrated annually on December 17. As Christmas is soon approaching, sweets, cakes, and biscuits preparation would have started. All of them can be topped with maple syrup to add extra flavor and taste. With lots of different varieties of toppings available, the biscuits and french toast wouldn’t be sweeter and more delicious without the maple syrup. Surprisingly, there is a celebration day on the calendar for maple syrup. National Maple Syrup Day wouldn’t get completed without tasting the maple syrup at least once.
“I’m not from a maple producing area and so my maple syrup credentials are very much of the eating side.” – Nancy Greene
History of National Maple Syrup Day
The history, origin, and founder of National Maple Syrup Day are unknown. However, maple syrup has a long tradition. Maple Syrup is a syrup got from the xylem sap of sugar maple, black maple, or red maple trees. It can also be prepared from other maple species. The syrup is often eaten with pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, or porridge. Maple Syrup is even used as an ingredient in baking. It is most often used as a sweetener or flavoring agent, as culinary experts have praised its unique flavor. Maple trees in cold climates store starch in their trunks and roots before the start of winter. During late winter, the starch will be then converted to sugar that, in early spring, will rise in the sap. Maple trees are usually tapped by drilling holes into their trunks. Then the exuded sap will be collected, and when heated, the excess water will get evaporate, thus leaving the concentrated syrup.
Other Celebrations on December 17
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How To Celebrate National Maple Syrup Day
Celebrating National Maple Syrup Day is very simple. Add maple syrup to the French toast and oatmeal you eat in the morning, and make your breakfast a little tastier. Top your biscuits and waffles with maple syrup and have it as your break-time favorite. You can use the maple syrup as you feel like on your favorite fruit salad or ice cream and much more. Share your celebrations along with your pictures on social media using the hashtag #MapleSyrupDay.
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