The variability of invert sugars in syrup makes it necessary to test and adjust the invert sugar levels to match the specific characteristics desired for a given confection. Testing syrup and adjusting to a proper invert sugar level can eliminate batch mfailures and help the maple producer make confections of consistent quality. For many years the use of the Clinitest tablets was suggested as the way to measure invert sugars in syrup. Now, a simple test using the common glucose meter used to monitor blood sugar can be very helpful in selecting and blending syrups to make the most consistent products. Testing syrups before they are purchased for the purpose of making confections assures you are getting syrup that will make the confections you want.
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A set of online and app-based tools for calculating maple product pricing, sap purchase prices, tubing installation, and more.
Jeremy Solon discusses infused maple syrup and the advances in value added maple products. Hurley WI maple program 2020.
In 2005 testing was started at the Cornell Food Venture Center to see if common diabetic meters could be used to measure invert sugar levels in maple syrup for making a variety of maple value added products where crystalizing the syrup is critical.
The level of invert sugar in maple syrup affects how well it crystalizes when making value added products such as maple candy and cream.
A comprehensive guide to making value-added maple products.
Public-facing brochure to be used to promote the use of granulated maple sugar.
Making value-added products, educating consumers, and creative strategies to bring visitors to your sugarhouse are all ways to increase profits for sugarmakers.
Invert sugar content of syrup determines how well the syrup will crystalize when making value-added products. This article explains how to conduct that test.
Maple syrup can also be processed into a wide variety of confections including granulated or molded maple sugar, molded soft-sugar candy, maple cream, maple fondant, and “Jack Wax” or “Maple on Snow.” These confections are easy to make, delicious to eat, and make excellent gifts.