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'Gathering sap from sugar trees for making maple syrup'

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冬天或早春的四至六星期间,农夫会自休眠中的糖枫树或黑枫树上采集甜汁液,他们会使用管孔小心的在树的身上钻孔,然后再在管孔下悬挂长嘴及提桶或较现代及普遍的工具:塑胶管。 最后,将甜汁液倒入平底锅煮沸,藉以蒸发液体;平均每1315毫升的甜汁液只能提炼出一毫升的枫糖浆。


Do you like pancakes with maple syrup? Did you know that Vermont produces more maple syrup than any other state in the United States?

The process used to make maple syrup is essentially the same one that Native Americans first used hundreds of years ago.

For four to six weeks in the winter or early spring, farmers collect the sweet-water sap of dormant sugar maple or black maple trees. The sap is extracted through tap holes, which are carefully drilled into the trees and fitted with spouts and buckets or the more modern and common method, plastic tubing. The sweet-water sap is then boiled in pans to evaporate the liquid. The sap only yields one-thirtieth to one-fiftieth the amount of syrup as the original quantity of sap.

Maple syrup can be used to improve a number of dishes in many ways, but mostly it's used to turn pancakes and waffles into delicious treats.

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