Maple sugar comes from pure maple syrup
which started out as tree sap which is typically gathered only during
about a 6 week period in the spring.
It takes about 40 gallons of tree sap just to produce
one gallon of syrup.
This pure maple sugar is made by evaporating more water from
maple syrup and controlling the crystallization process during cooling.
The result is pure maple sugar that you can sprinkle on
your oatmeal or other goodies for a real pure maple flavor.
Mineral content: Minerals have specific and nonspecific nutritional functions in the body's metabolism. In pure
maple sugar the main minerals present are: calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron.
Vitamin content: Vitamins are essential to maintain health; they cannot be manufactured by the body (except Vitamin D) so they must be acquired through food or taken separately. In pure maple
sugar trace amounts of vitamins are present, mainly B2 (Riboflavin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), PP (Niacin, B1), Biotin, and Folic Acid.
Maple Sugar Candy
1 lb maple
1/4 c boiling water
3/4 c thin cream
2/3 c English Walnuts cut
Place sugar, cream and water in pan. Bring to boiling point and boil
to soft ball stage. Remove from heat and beat
til creamy. Add nuts and pour into butter tin. Cool slightly
and mark squares.