New York State has over 2,000 sugar makers. There are tons of local farms in Oneida County who host maple house tours, samples, activities and more. Many local maple companies such as Shaw’s Maple Products and Tibbitts Maple host events throughout the weekend. Vernon Verona Sherrill (VVS) high school also hosts tours, wagon rides & pancake breakfasts throughout the two weekends.
According to wikipedia, the nutritional facts about maple syrup are as below:
The basic ingredient in maple syrup is the sap from the xylem of sugar maple or various other species of maple trees. It consists primarily of sucrose and water, with small amounts of the monosaccharides glucose and fructose from the invert sugar created in the boiling process.
In a 100g amount, maple syrup provides 260 calories and is composed of 32 percent water by weight, 67 percent carbohydrates (90 percent of which are sugars), and no appreciable protein or fat (table). Maple syrup is generally low in overall micronutrient content, although manganese and riboflavin are at high levels along with moderate amounts of zinc and calcium (right table). It also contains trace amounts of amino acids which increase in content as sap flow occurs.
In the process of maple sugaring, the syrup can also be heated longer and further processed to create a variety of other maple products, including maple sugar, maple cream or butter, and maple candy or taffy.
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