Bulk Maple Sugar Sweetness Scale
Wondering how sweet maple sugar is? In comparison to cane sugar, maple sugar is approximately twice as sweet. However, since the production of maple sugar is almost exclusively created by boiling off the liquid from maple sap, maple sugar is one of the world’s least refined sweeteners.Read More »
So what makes maple sugar so sweet?
Sucrose concentration in sap is usually about 2% by weight, although this varies from tree to tree and ranges from 1% to over 4%. When completely dry, maple sugar is microcrystalline material that is 90 – 95% sucrose, 3-8% invert sugar and 2% ash with a light brown color and characteristic maple flavor. In order of sweetness, sucrose is less sweet than fructose and sweeter than glucose.