The history of maple syrup
Indigenous peoples living in northeastern North America were the first groups known to have produced maple syrup and maple sugar. They used it as a high-calorie substance in winter. According to stories passed from one generation to the other, as well as archaeological evidence, maple tree sap was being processed into syrup long before Europeans arrived in the region.
Europeans learned the process quickly and started producing maple syrup on their own. It was produced in such a way: firstly, they would collect the sap, then vaporize it. Evaporation of the sap was carried out in large boilers and it was really a difficult process as it was continuously mixed to prevent crystallization. Even now despite the new technologies invented in the past 30 years, producing of maple syrup is still considered a tedious process.
Now maple syrup is a popular artificial sweetener that is widely used all over the world. It is one of the components of different dishes for any food intake. There are already plenty of recipes on the Web that you can easily access on your own.