Maple Syrup Saturday
Maple Syrup Saturday is observed next on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 (101 days from today).
Maple Syrup is one of the most commonly used syrups, especially for cakes. Anyone who has ever eaten cakes with maple syrup will surely hardly forget the gentle, pleasant sweetness of this syrup. People absolutely love maple syrup-covered pancakes, the wonderful combination of pancake and maple syrup gives a delightful flavor that you won't find as a substitute for honey. And in recognition of Maple Syrup Saturday, Maple Syrup Saturday is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of March every year.
History of Maple Syrup Saturday
The origin and history of Maple Syrup Saturday is still being sought. The founder of this date has not yet been clearly identified. But, maple syrup has long been a popular accompaniment in the Western tradition.
Syrups are often made from the resin of trees, and maple syrup is no exception, it is made from the sap of the maple tree. In any plant there is a natural amount of sugar, which is the product of photosynthesis when the leaves are exposed to sunlight. To get the most delicious syrup drops, people need to plant and take care of the tree very carefully so that the tree can grow long and produce resin. In each extraction, people only get about 1-1.5 liters of resin/mature tree. This amount of resin is equivalent to less than 1/10 of the sugar in each tree. To obtain pure maple syrup, the actual sugar (sucrose) must be above 66% by weight of the syrup.
The process of producing maple syrup is not too complicated, but it takes a lot of time. The maple tree will produce sap like a "blood donor" through a kind of "spare". At that time, people will drill a taphole in, and collect it under the barrel, the pine sap will flow out that way. This process will last from late winter to early spring. Once the sufficient amount of maple sap has been collected, it is poured into a large barrel and the syrup is made manually, especially by evaporating the water and obtaining the remaining syrup. One harvest will last for 4-6 weeks.
On Maple Syrup Saturday, everyone will have more opportunities to enjoy this delicious Maple Syrup. And it's also your chance to learn more about maple syrup and its amazing benefits.
Maple syrup is not only a syrup with a delicious taste, but even more amazing, they have a lot of benefits for human health. Some of the specific benefits can be briefly outlined below:
Maple syrup contains up to 24 different types of antioxidants such as benzoic acid, gallic acid, cinnamic acid, catechin, apicatechin, rutin and quercetin, and more. This helps balance oxidation, slows down the aging process of the body. Maple syrup has a much lower glycemic index of blood sugar than refined sugar that we often use. However, we should not abuse it, only use a sufficient amount to ensure health. Maple syrup also has the effect of preventing some diseases because it contains many antioxidants. They are extremely useful to prevent some other diseases such as arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease or heart disease. This syrup also has anti-cancer effects due to the presence of antioxidants in the ingredients, this helps protect cells from DNA damage and mutations. Maple syrup helps reduce tablets, reduce redness, acne and dry skin, when combined with raw milk, yogurt or oats, this mixture will be a miracle mask to restore your skin. Maple syrup is packed with vitamins and minerals like zinc, potassium, calcium and manganese. This brings many benefits to the human body such as increasing immunity, regulating blood sugar as well as increasing nerve function. You can also use maple syrup to replace artificial sweeteners. This will help you avoid many health problems such as fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight gain or memory loss.
How to celebrate Maple Syrup Saturday
On Maple Syrup Saturday, there is no better activity than enjoying this sweet Maple Syrup. In addition to its use as a side dish, maple syrup is also used to spread on the surface of baked goods or baked goods before placing in the oven. After baking, the maple syrup layer on the outside will form an extremely delicious coating and increase the attractiveness of the dish as well as the cake. Maple syrup is also used directly with oats or cereals, this combination also gives a quite delicious and attractive taste. Take time today to enjoy dishes with maple syrup. Share your maple syrup cake with the hashtag #MapleSyrupSaturday.
ObservedMaple Syrup Saturday has been observed the third Saturday in March.
Saturday, March 20th, 2021
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