Distinguishing Golden Syrup from Maple Syrup

Syrup is a treacle made during the process of sugar refining. It is viscous and sweet in taste, and it is used in many households as a condiment or a sweetener. Two syrups that confuse people are Golden Syrup and Maple Syrup because of their similar appearances and taste. This article tries to find out the differences between golden syrup and maple syrup.

Golden Syrup

This is a honey-like syrup that is sweet in taste, and used as a sweetener in many desserts. Golden syrup is so called because of its looks. It is made from the juices of sugarcane and formed by evaporation of these juices. Good thing about golden syrup is that it is immune from sudden temperature drops and does not harden. Golden syrup is produced and sold in the UK, but one finds it hard to get it in the US where corn syrup is more popular.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is the sap or the juice of maple trees that grow in abundance, in the US and Canada. The sap flows upwards during daytime with the rise in temperature while it gets collected in the roots during nights. The easiest way to obtain maple syrup is to make holes in the bark of the Maple trees. This way, the tree does not get damaged, and the sap is easily collected. The sap is then boiled and evaporated, finally to convert into maple syrup. The species of maple used commonly to make maple syrup are sugar maple, red maple, and black maple.

Key Takeaways

  • Golden syrup is obtained from the juices of sugarcane and beet roots, while maple syrup is obtained from the sap of maple trees.
  • Maple syrup is a costlier product than golden syrup because the process of manufacturing maple syrup is labor-intensive.
  • Golden syrup looks like honey, while maple syrup is darker in appearance.
Dmitri Ivanov
Dmitri Ivanovhttps://whats-different.com
Dmitri Ivanov, a writer and managing editor, was educated in Canada and holds a BS in Science. Dmitri loves doing research, writing, and teaching various courses.


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