- A sugar obtained from the sap of the sugar maple tree. maple
syrup was first made by the Indians, chiefly those of the Algonquian tribes.
later they were taught by the French to render the syrup into sugar.
Indians drank the sap both fresh and fermented.
They poured the syrup over popcorn and this "sugar snowball," as the French
called it, was the forerunner of the present day crackerjack. Today
the making of maple sugar and maple syrup is a major industry in some eastern
states and parts of Canada.
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