Fun Facts for Kids about Maple Syrup

1.December 17th is National Maple Syrup Day.

2.Vermont is the largest producer in the United States, generating about 5.5 percent of the global supply

3.Sap becomes maple syrup when it reaches 7- 1/2 degrees above the boiling point of water. At that point, it is 67% sugar

4. Maple syrup is boiled even further to produce maple cream, maple sugar, and maple candy

5. Tapping does no permanent damage and only 10 percent of the sap is collected each year. Many maple trees have been tapped for 150 or more years.

6.If sap is 2% sugar it will take 43 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup.

7. Tapping does no permanent damage and only 10 percent of the sap is collected each year. Many maple trees have been tapped for 150 or more years.

8. Each tap will yield an average of 10 gallons of sap per season.