How To Clean Maple
I am sure you are wondering how a blog titled how to clean maple syrup is even relevant when we all know that maple syrup does not spoil. Nevertheless, wonder of wonders, I opened mine last week to find mold growing on the surface. Nothing to panic or get squeamish for maple syrup does get moldy occasionally. What’s more, this mold is harmless and rarely alters the taste of the syrup. To prevent maple syrup from turning moldy, you need to refrigerate the syrup upon opening. However, if mold does develop, here is a simple method on cleaning maple syrup, which you can follow to get rid of the mold growth.
Things Required for Cleaning Maple Syrup
- Large pot
- Clean bottle
Steps to Clean Maple Syrup off Mold
- Pour the maple syrup containing the mold into a large pot.
- Boil the syrup.
- Skim the mold on the surface using a spatula.
- Let syrup cool.
- Pour the boiled syrup into clean and dry bottles.
- Seal and store in refrigerator.
Tips to Clean Maple Syrup
- This method should be tried only if you are sure that the mold is harmless. If the syrup smells putrid or sour, or if you find any kind of color changes in the syrup, it is best to discard it rather than risk food poisoning.
Using this method will allow you to savor the rich taste of maple syrup for a longer time. However, prevention is always better. Hence, it is advisable that you refrigerate maple syrup in a clean and dry bottle to prevent mold from growing.