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Maple Tree "Water"
When maple sap comes out of a tree, itís a clear, non-sticky watery liquid. It doesnít turn into syrup until after it has been boiled down to about 1/40th of its original volume. Sap is infused with all the minerals and nutrients trees need to revive from dormancy.
  Several companies in the U.S. sell maple water as a health drink. Itís slightly sweet with a strong hint of maple flavor, which makes wonderful chilled water and is also good for brewing any kind of tea. It imparts a unique flavor when steaming vegetables and fish and can be used in place of water when making oatmeal or cereal.
  An article published in 2007 in Clinical Nutrition, a medical research journal, said that maple water contains Abscisic acid. Along with other effects, itís known to stimulate insulin release through pancreatic cells and to increase sensitivity of fat cells to insulin, which makes it a potent weapon against metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
  Here are 2 companies that sell maple tree water.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lehmanís Retail Store, P.O. Box 270, Kidron, Ohio 44636 (ph 877 438-5346; www.lehmans.com); Green Field Farms, 6464 Fredericksburg Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44619 (ph 330 263-0246; www.gffarms.com).

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #6