Yes, it’s delicious… but maple syrup is also more nutritious than other refined sugars, containing manganese, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, calcium and zinc. Long before the arrival of European settlers, indigenous peoples in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada collected the sap from sugar maple trees, drank it, cooked with it and boiled it down into syrup. The Europeans learned the process from them, and built log-cabin shacks in the sugar bush – wild stands of maple groves within mixed forests – where they could make the syrup. This is a time- and fuel-intensive process requiring many hands, as the sap is 97.5 per cent water. It takes about 40 years for a tree to mature enough to be tapped, but then it will yield up to 50 litres of sap every year for a century.
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Healthy people in a healthy environment
Good health and well-being require a clean and harmonious environment where physical, psycho - logical, social and aesthetic factors are all given their due importance. These factors are affected by actions and choices which can secure considerable health benefits. The environment is thus not only important for its own sake, but as a resource for better living conditions and well-being.
- What we’ve agreed: the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Millennium Development Goals
- Green savings
- What young people want
- Water – the key to life
- The air we breathe
- Safer, quieter towns and cities of the future – reclaiming the streets
- Active, healthy lifestyles
- Making energy sustainable
- On the safe side
- Listen to our voices – the Bandung Declaration
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