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In their effort to support and promote maple sugaring, sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, Crooked Brook is offering a 15% discount off maple
The Mohawk Valley Trading Company is giving away one Maple Syrup T-Shirt with each order of Maple Syrup from 4/02/13
For many of us, maple syrup is an essential part of breakfast—a staple accompaniment to pancakes and waffles—but rarely do we think about the complicated and little-understood physiological aspects of syrup production.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, St.
University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role in human health.
The researchers decided to embark on this study in order to find out which mechanisms are used by plants when they extract water from very dry or somewhat inhospitable land.
Before you dig in to your next stack of French toast or waffles, you might want to pour on pure maple syrup.
Quebec produces 75 percent of the world's maple syrup, but a shortage has driven prices up more than 50 percent in Montreal, industry analysts said. Quebec maintains maple syrup reserves, but even the reserve supply has dissipated, causing the price of a standard 540-milliliter can to hit $10 in and around Montreal -- up from $6.50 for most of the past eight or nine years, The Montreal Gazette reported Sunday. The development follows poor sap harvests in 2007 and 2008 due to colder than...
By John Johnston Daily Herald Correspondent On a snow-covered and sometimes slippery trail into the Tekakwitha Woods in St. Charles, a small group of people gathers around a maple tree.
The Par Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis), is a tree belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. It is the most economically important member of the genus Hevea. It is of major economic importance because its sap-like extract (latex) can be collected and is the primary source of natural rubber. The ParÃ¡ rubber tree initially grew only in the Amazon Rainforest. Now most rubber tree plantations are in southeast Asia and tropical Africa. Attempts to cultivate the tree in other areas in South...
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