The special day made especially for all the sweet tooth around the world. National Maple Syrup day is fell on the 17th of December every year. The day to celebrate the greatest invention in human history; maple syrup.
Maple syrup is used as a sauce to sweeten and to flavour any sorts of dessert. We can have cupcakes, cakes, pastries and biscuits sauced with maple syrup.
History of Maple Syrup
Maple syrup is originally from North America believed to be first discovered by the Indigenous people. Archaeological evidence of maple sap being processed was found long before the Europeans reached the region.
However, no write up about how the first process of maple syrup was discovered. Among the earliest story of maple syrup is where maple tree sap is processed to get the tree juice to substitute it with water. The maple syrup was used only to serve the chief of the town.
The first full moon or also known as Sugar Moon is unique for the aboriginal tribes. The indigenous tribes celebrate the Sugar Moon by performing the Maple Dance. People start to use maple syrup in their dish to sweeten the taste. A lot of salty dishes were improvised by substituting the salt with the sweet sauce.
The Algonquians reckon the healthy benefits of the maple syrup. They eat the maple syrup to consume enough energy and nutrition sources from the maple tree. They used the stone tools to create a V-shape carve on the tree trunks.
They would insert reeds to create a flow for the sap to smoothly add up into a hanging bucket at the carve. The maple syrup then will be concentrated putting hot stones into the buckets or by let the bucket sit overnight in a cold temperature room. The ice layer on top of sap is removed and ta-da. The maple syrup process is finished, and now you get to enjoy the fresh maple syrup.
Health Benefits of Maple Syrup
Maple syrup brings a lot of benefit to our body. It contains a lot of nutrients like zinc, manganese, calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron.
- Promote healthy heart
The zinc in the maple syrups helps to promote a healthy heart and also contains antioxidant that helps with regeneration.
- Improve mental health
The manganese in the maple syrup is good cholesterol that is linked to the HDL. Consuming maple syrup can stabilise your mental and calming your mood. It is also useful in energy production.
- Maintain a normal blood pressure
The potassium content in the maple syrup helps the consumer to maintain healthy blood pressure. The magnesium content also can aid to lower the risk of having a heart disease.
How to Celebrate National Maple Syrup Day
Mark this perfect date on your calendar as you will be celebrating this day by enjoying maple syrup with your loved ones. Celebrate today by making maple syrup in your kitchen and share it with people around you.
Here is a simple step to make maple syrup;
- Identify your maple trees and wait for the right temperature.
- Gather your syrup making equipment.
- Tap the trees.
- Gather the sap.
- Boil the sap.
- Filter and bottle the syrup.
Now, the fresh, authentic maple syrup is ready. To have an even better experience, boil the maple syrup, and it will harden and can be enjoyed eating as candies. Enjoy your real maple syrup and Happy National Maple Syrup Day!
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