History of Maple Syrup
A Brief History of Maple Syrup
The Native Americans of the United States and Canada seem to be the first creators of maple syrup, taking the liquid from maple trees and removing the excess fluids. Even the English chemist Robert Boyle noted this discovery on a trip he made to the United States in 1663. He saw that the Native Americans were creating a "sweet and saccharine substance."
Though a popular source, Massachusetts isn't alone in its production of maple syrup. Many everyday people are looking for ways to make their own maple syrup - and it's not as difficult as it may seem.