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Storage of U.S. grade AA maple syrup in the retail package
- Sendak, Paul E., Morselli, Mariafranca., Bee, David E.
- Journal of food science 1978 v.43 no.3 pp. 1002-1005
- flavor, food packaging, food storage, maple syrup
- Extract: Six types of containers for maple syrup were evaluated under three controlled temperatures at four storage intervals. The contents of each container were analyzed for optical density (color), density, pH, and flavor. If a good quality U.S. grade AA maple syrup, properly hot packed, is stored no longer than 6 months in the retail container at a temperature of 24 degrees C, quality, as measured by color, density, pH, and flavor, will be maintained in the containers we evaluated. However, in some plastic containers, syrup stored for 9 and 12 months at 24 degrees and 30 degrees C, darkened enough to drop one grade level with a significant deterioration of flavor in one of the containers.