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National Maple Syrup Day! Brought to you by diatomaceous earth filter aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Dec 18, 2018 10:18:02 AM

syrup National Maple Syrup Day! Hooray!

It's the perfect day to begin the day with pancakes, french toast or biscuits topped off with delicious maple syrup as you celebrate National Maple Syrup Day. Wow, I think I need to go back and start my day all over again! Maple syrup is usually from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple or black maple trees that maple syrup although it not limited to those maple species.

These trees, in cold climates, store starch in their trunks and in their roots.  In the spring, the starch is then converted to sugar that rises in the sap.  The maple trees are then tapped by boring holes into their trunks and the released sap is collected.  After the sap is collected, it is processed by heating to evaporate much of the water, leaving the concentrated syrup.

Maple syrup was first collected, processed and used by the indigenous peoples of North America.  The practice was then adopted by the European settlers who gradually refined production methods.  In the 1970s further refinements in the syrup processing were made with technological improvements. Like using diatomaceous earth filter aid for maple syrup filtration! 

Diatomaceous earth filter aid for the clearest, purest best-tasting maple syrup

Smart maple syrup producers know the secret to perfect their craft.  It’s using all natural, high quality diatomaceous earth (DE) for filtering maple syrup to produce the finest, best-tasting, clear, pure maple syrup.

Ancient diatoms make for the best maple syrup filtration.

DE is the skeletal remains of single-cell diatoms that lived millions of years ago when North America was partially covered by water. These diatoms formed thick layers on the bottom of the lakes. Today, those layers are mined, sifted and sorted by particle size for filter aid for a variety of industries, including beer, wine, edible oil and of course, maple syrup. 

diatom A single diatom under the microscope. Looks like a filter!

How does DE work? DE works in a filter press by forming a complex matrix that traps solids while allowing maple syrup to pass through. EP Minerals' unique, high quality Celatom FW40, FW50 and FW60 are used for maple syrup in a filter press. The filter press consists of many plates with paper filters pressed between them. Diatomaceous earth (DE) is added to the maple syrup and a pump presses the syrup through the papers. The filters collect the DE and create a super fine filter for the syrup to be cleaned through. The result is clear, pure maple syrup.

Sound good? Yep, I think it's going to be a breakfast for dinner kind of day today. 

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Topics: de filter aid, Diatomaceous Earth, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid

    

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