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Boxelder Tree Maple Syrup!

With leaves resembling poison ivy, the boxelder tree, native in Virginia, is seldom identified. Yet, it can be used to produce a form of maple syrup. How can I say it is a form of maple syrup? Because boxelder is a variety of maple tree.

To see some photos and an embedded video, please check out this article I wrote at QuirkyScience, entitled, Have Boxelder Trees? Make Boxelder Syrup! I would love to try making some of this syrup to test exactly the difference in flavor between sugar maple tree maple syrup and boxelder maple tree maple syrup.

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MegL wrote on June 17, 2017, 7:10 PM

We get maple syrup sold in this country, probably from Canada but it's not something I would buy very often, maybe once in 5 or 6 years!

VinceSummers wrote on June 17, 2017, 7:24 PM

I love the stuff, but especially the soft sugar candies made from it. And perhaps even better, I enjoy eating large spoonfuls of dark, dark molasses. I think you might call it treacle?

MegL wrote on June 18, 2017, 4:37 AM

I love treacle! There used to be a vitamin for children included with a treacle type substrate. I would have eaten it all day but you were allowed only one spoonful daily! It was the treat allowed AFTER you had taken your cod liver oil.

VinceSummers wrote on June 18, 2017, 9:00 AM

Oh, good grief. I had to take that stuff. Nasty. Who wants to drink the oil of the liver of a cold, dead fish? These days, such a practice is pretty much history. Although doctors are claiming many of us need D such as is found in that dread stuff. When I was a kid, we had chocolate covered molasses lollipops at the seashore. How I looked forward to going to the shore!

MegL wrote on June 18, 2017, 10:20 AM

If I need Vitamin D these days, I take a tablet. No more Scott's emulsion with cod liver oil in it for me! Mind you, I wouldn't mind more of the treacle stuff. I forget its name now and it may not still be made but it was lovely.