Maine Maple Syrup Storage
Maple Sugaring Information for the State of Maine
Helpful information for storing Pure Maple syrup. Please submit your comments or suggestions if you have additional information about the proper storage of Maple syrup. Ask us about New England Maple Producers or share your Maine Maple Sugaring comments. To feature your Maine Maple business, contact us.
Northern Maine Maple Sugaring
There are three main factors to consider when storing pure Maple syrup; air, time, and temperature. The best place for storage is in a cool dry place such as the refrigerator, especially after being opened. Since pure maple syrup does not contain preservatives time is a factor and being a natural product will eventually go bad.
There are measures that can be taken in order to prolong this from happening for as long as possible. First, make sure that the cap is on tight and there is no excess air is getting in. Air will cause the syrup to go bad faster. It is better to store maple syrup in glass or tin since neither of these materials breath, unlike plastic.
Maple syrup in glass or tin can be stored for up to a year in the refrigerator. Re-package any pure maple syrup that is originally packed in plastic if it is to be kept for more than three months.The best way to do this is to put the maple syrup into a clean 1/2 pint or quart glass jar, a minimum of one inch from top and place in the freezer. Properly prepared maple syrup will not go bad.
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Maine Maple Producers by Region
Aroostook ME Maple Producers
Fort Kent, Houlton, Presque Isle
Downeast & Acadia ME Maple Producers
Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Eastport, Lubec, Cherryfield, Machias
Katahdin & Moosehead ME Maple Producers
Bangor, Brewer, Greenville, Lincoln, Millinocket, Orono
Kennebec & Moose River ME Maple Producers
Augusta, Skowhegan, Waterville, The Forks
Lakes & Mountains ME Maple Producers
Auburn, Lewiston, Norway, Bethel, Farmington, Naples
Midcoast ME Maple Producers
Bath, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockland, Brunswick, Belfast, Searsport
Greater Portland ME Maple Producers
Portland, Freeport, Yarmouth, Westbrook, Cape Elizabeth
South Coastal Maine Maple Producers
Biddeford, Kennebunk, Kittery, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Wells, York