Betula papyrifera Marsh., Betulaceae
It takes 80 to 125 liters of birch sap to make one liter of birch syrup. If you have ever tasted birch syrup, you know why the birch tree is revered as the goddess of love and light by people around the globe. The dark-brown birch syrup is filled with a unique, rich, spicy-sweet taste that resembles molasses, honey, licorice, and caramel, all at once. Birch syrup is used in cooking and baking, for marinades and vinaigrettes, for glazes on fish, wild game, grouse, and pork, for rice and vegetable dishes, on pancakes and ice-cream, in puddings and smoothies, and a must in the preparation of jerky. Or simply enjoy a spoon-full as a daily medicine. A delicacy, pure and entirely natural from Saskatchewan`s birch forests. Birch syrup doesn`t crystallize.
We make our own birch syrup from wild-harvested birch sap. There are no additives or preservatives. It is rich in fructose and glucose, vitamins A and C, malic, succinic, and fumaric acids, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium. Birch syrup is beneficial for your skin health and in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, gout, cramps, inflammation, and muscular pain.
Update for 2016: Not available due to climate disruption and/or weather modification.