Did You Know?
Vermont is undoubtedly the largest maple syrup producer in the United States, producing over 1.9 million gallons of maple syrup in 2016.
Vermont is home to nine of the top 20 sugarmakers (by taps) in the United States.
Vermont has the most maple tree taps in the United States, with 4.85 million taps in 2016.
It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup!
Maple syrup is loaded with polyphenols which are plant based compounds that work as antioxidants.
A normal sugaring season lasts just between four and six weeks, according to the Vermont Maple Sugarmakers Association (VMSMA).
Maple Syrup grades differs only in color and taste, as sugar content, density and quality remain the same for all grades, according to VMSMA.
Vermont’s maple syrup grading system shows that the darker the color of the maple syrup, the stronger the taste is.
Maple syrup is very rich in vitamin and minerals vital to maintaining a healthy diet, and is also is rich in antioxidants thought to lower risk of disease and help to prevent cancer as part of an overall active and healthy lifestyle.
(Sources: 2016 United States Maple Syrup Almanac; Vermont Maple Sugarmakers Association)