Making Maple Syrup

Sitting down to a nice Sunday breakfast of homemade blueberry pancakes and maple syrup is an ideal way to end a weekend. Your mom probably cooks the pancakes, but do you ever wonder where that buttery, delicious maple syrup comes from? Maple syrup is actually the boiled sap of the Maple tree.

Starting in about 1970 maple-syrup makers began using the process of reverse osmosis to remove water from the sap during the manufacturing process. Reverse osmosis removes nearly 80% of the water from the sap. This process also reduces energy consumption.