Alaska Birch Syrup

Birch syrup is a versatile and delicious sweetener that blends well with other flavors in a wide variety of recipes including marinades, barbecue sauces, and dressings, birch granola, baked beans, coffee, baked squash, baked goods, pancakes, waffles, milkshakes, or ice cream.

It has a rich, spicy-sweet flavor that reminds people of flavors from their past -sorghum, horehound candy, different varieties of honey.

Available in 3.4 and 8.4 fl oz plastic jugs or a 8 fl oz glass jar.

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  • Item#: BSyrup
  • Artist: Kahiltna Birchworks

Birch syrup in Alaska is produced by collecting the sap from the paper birch and evaporating it to syrup. It takes an average of 100 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of birch syrup. Maple syrup, by comparison, averages 40:1. The sap, containing only 1-1.5% sugar, looks and tastes much like water right out of the tree. Concentrating the sugar to 67% by evaporation gives the syrup its color and distinctive flavor.