National Maple Syrup Day has been 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 the 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 delicious without the maple syrup. Surprisingly, there is a celebration day in the calendar for the maple syrup. National Maple Syrup Day wouldn’t get completed without licking the maple syrup at least for 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 the National Maple Syrup Day is 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 the pancakes, waffles, oatmeal or porridge. Maple Syrup is even used as an ingredient in baking. It is most often used as a sweetener or flavouring agent as the culinary experts have praised its unique flavour. 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 rises in the sap. Maple trees are usually tapped by drilling holes into their trunks. Then the exuded sap will be collected, which when heated, the excess water will get evaporates, thus leaving the concentrated syrup.
Other Celebrations on December 17
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How To Celebrate National Maple Syrup Day
Celebrating the 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 little more tastier. Top your biscuits and waffles with the maple syrup and have it as your break time favourite. You can use the maple syrup as you felt like on your favourite fruit salad or ice cream and much more. Share your celebrations along with your pictures on the social media using the hashtag #MapleSyrupDay.