The real maple fAQ
You have questions; we love answering them. Here we debunk and discuss the greatest FAQ's of maple time.
Q1. Is Maple Syrup Healthy?
Real maple syrup comes directly from maple trees, and does not contain any artificial additives. Maple Syrup has a superior nutritional content to other sweeteners and contains less calories than corn syrup or honey. Maple syrup is an excellent source of manganese, riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium.
Q2. Is Maple Syrup Sustainable?
Maple Syrup is 100% natural and each maple harvest season, the trees are tapped in a different area than the last year, preserving the health and longevity of this delicious resource. Also, The Real Maple Company has applied to participate in 1% for the Planet, an initiative that ensures every bottle of The Real Maple Company Maple Syrup consumed goes to help protect the planet.
Q3. I’m Vegan, Can I Have Maple Syrup?
Maple syrup is the best choice for vegans and those thinking of an environmentally conscious option. The trees are not harmed during the extraction of the sap, and there is only one Maple syrup is a great sweetener for vegans and becoming a more and more popular sugar substitute.
Q4. What is the best way to store Maple Syrup?
Maple Syrup should be stored in a cool place before opening and refrigerated after opening. If you need to store it for a very long time you can place it in the freezer, it will not freeze solid and will keep indefinitely!
If the syrup is not opened it is best stored in a cool dark area such as a closet or cupboard. When stored this way we recommend the syrup be used within six months if packaged in plastic and one year if packaged in glass.
Once opened, the maple syrup should be refrigerated. If the container is 1L or greater it should be frozen. We recommend that a pitcher is kept in the fridge full of syrup for day-to-day use. The open container can then be easily stored in a deep freeze at a temperature of -18°C. Pure maple syrup will not freeze solid but it becomes very thick and it will expand so be sure that there is sufficient room in the open container to allow for expansion. Stored under these conditions we recommend the syrup be used within one year. Freezing the syrup slows the natural deterioration of the flavour, colour and overall quality. Before using their maple syrup most people prefer to heat the syrup they keep in the refrigerator.
Q5. Are there any additives or preservatives in Maple Syrup?
Nope!!! This maple syrup does not contain additives, artificial flavors, or preservatives of any kind. In this regard it is the world's best all natural sweetener. Maple Syrup is all natural and 100% real.
Q6. What are the different grades of Maple Syrup?
Maple Syrup grades have nothing to do with quality. All grades are the same high quality. Grades correspond to how light or dark the color of Maple Syrup is and is determined by how much light is transmitted through a sample. Generally, the darker the Maple Syrup, the heartier the Maple Flavor. Keep in mind that grade alone does not determine flavor. You may have two samples side by side that appear to be identical while the flavor differs dramatically. This is part of the charm with Maple Syrup! Each and every bottle you open will be a unique treat.
Q7. How long will maple syrup keep?
Unopened, maple syrup will keep indefinitely. Because it is an all natural product with no preservatives, once opened, a container of maple syrup must be kept refrigerated
Q8. Why doesn't the United Kingdom produce it's own maple syrup?
You know how only China has pandas? Maple trees only grow in the special area that is North Eastern Canada and the United States.
Q9. Is this Maple Syrup Certified Organic?
Yes! This American maple syrup is certified USDA organic.
Q10. Does Maple Syrup Contain GMO/Preservatives?
Our maple syrup is 100% REAL maple syrup, and does not include and nasty GMO's or preservatives.
Q11. Is Maple Syrup Gluten Free?
Does a woodchuck chuck wood? Absolutely, for those who have gluten intolerances, maple syrup is a great choice.