No one is sure of when maple sugar or maple syrup was invented. The Indigenous people of eastern North America had harvested sap from the maple trees during the maple moon and boiled it down into syrup or sugar for generations before the first European settlers arrived here. They had used it to boil and cure meat from wild animals. This sweet cured meat could be stored for later use.
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