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I Didn't Know I Was Supposed To Refrigerate Maple Syrup

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I went to Whole Foods Thurs and brought real maple syrup. I opened it when I came home to see how it was and put it in the pantry. This morning I made Pamela's gluten-free pancakes for DS and put the syrup on, but when I was putting it away I saw that it was supposed to be refrigerated.

Are we going to get sick?

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I went to Whole Foods Thurs and brought real maple syrup. I opened it when I came home to see how it was and put it in the pantry. This morning I made Pamela's gluten-free pancakes for DS and put the syrup on, but when I was putting it away I saw that it was supposed to be refrigerated.

Are we going to get sick?

We have done that often because we have an 18 year old son! :) Just put it in the frig, no problem!

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I went to Whole Foods Thurs and brought real maple syrup. I opened it when I came home to see how it was and put it in the pantry. This morning I made Pamela's gluten-free pancakes for DS and put the syrup on, but when I was putting it away I saw that it was supposed to be refrigerated.

Are we going to get sick?

Actually, here is how I understand it. When I was growing up and my mom bought maple syrup it was the Log Cabin kind. She kept it in the pantry, as it wasn't just maple syrup but all sorts of preservatives. Now that we don't buy that kind anymore and buy natural, pure maple syrup it needs to be refrigerated. I don't know what the label says anymore on the Log Cabin kind, but I would guess it would only increase its shelf life by being refrigerated.

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I just checked our Aunt Jemima - it doesn't say to refridgerate it - thank goodness, as we never do......

Perhaps because it is pure maple syrup, it doesn't have any preservatives in it? Dunno........

Just trying to picture refridgerating maple syrup and then trying to use it - I imagine it would come out slower than molasses!!!!

Karen

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Pure maple syrup (no preservatives) needs to be refrigerated, but I doubt it would go bad that quickly...I'm sure you'll be fine...I'd refrigerate it from now on. Refrigeration does not thicken it or slow it down (I refrigerate mine and have no problems with it.) It's much thinner than syrups like Aunt Jemima.

Here's what one manufacturer (Maple Grove Farms) says:

How long can maple syrup be stored and used?

Maple Syrup is an all natural product with no preservatives. Unopened containers of pure maple syrup may be left in a cool, dark place for about one year without refrigeration. After opening, the syrup should be refrigerated. Freezing keeps open or unopened containers indefinitely, and the liquid will not solidify. Any harmless mold that forms on the surface of opened syrup may be skimmed off, and the product may be used after reheating on the stove or in the microwave. Place reheated syrup in a fresh, clean container and refrigerate. Glass is recommended as it preserves the color and flavor longer than other containers.

Michelle

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If it was in the pantry for a few days after being opened, I wouldn't worry. If it was for a few months, I might replace it, but check for mold. :)

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Na, it doesn't get thick in the fridge. I've used it for years, I keep it refrigerated, I mostly use it for salad dressing!! Olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, garlic, mustard and salt -- I know I'll be asked ... I don't measure. I heat it up for pancakes/waffles -- who wants refrigerated syrup for those??!!!

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I just checked our Aunt Jemima - it doesn't say to refridgerate it - thank goodness, as we never do......

I think that Aunt Jemima syrup is not gluten free - at least not in the US. We had some in the house when my son was diagnosed and I called to check then.

Alex

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oh no i been keeping our maple syrup in the pantry? I have just bought some gluten free waffles to have for breakfast on Monday (my 2nd wedding anniversary) & was planning to use pure maple syrup. I guess I will buy a new bottle.

Very excited, first waffles in 5 years!

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oh no i been keeping our maple syrup in the pantry? I have just bought some gluten free waffles to have for breakfast on Monday (my 2nd wedding anniversary) & was planning to use pure maple syrup. I guess I will buy a new bottle.

Very excited, first waffles in 5 years!

Unless you see mold on it, it should be fine. Native Indians invented maple syrup, it was their only sweetener for hundreds, maybe thousands of years, long before refrigeration. I have my doubts that keeping it in the pantry would be a big problem, unless it's in there for months.

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Thanks so much. Well it has been about 7 hours and we are still well. I always bought the Aunt Jemima, too, but I wasn't sure if that was gluten free or not that's how I wound up with the pure maple syrup. It was good and no preservatives so I think we'll stick with it, although it is more expensive.

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This came from the delphi list from august 2006. It says the statement was givein in 2/24/06. I have aunt jemima and there wasnt anything in the ingredients that looked like they have gluten in them. If anyone knows something different please let me know.

“All Aunt Jemima Syrups are gluten free. We

understand that individuals sensitive to gluten

cannot digest even trace amounts and are

concerned about its presence in the products

they select. We always try to consider these

concerns when developing Aunt Jemima

products.”

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I grew up having only tasted the real maple syrup. The first time I tried Aunt Jemima and Log Cabin brands of syrup, I was shocked how sicky-sweet and chemically they tasted. Ugh.

I am with you on this one. Real, natural maple syrup is one of those naturally gluten-free foods. Why use a replacement you have to worry about?

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I have been using "Shady Maple Farms Organic Maple Butter , ingredients: Organic Pure Maple Syrup" product of Canada, www. shadymaple.ca. It says on the jar "DO NOT REFRIGERATE" in big letters. I am confused.

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When I worked in a restaurant we would sometimes forget to refrigerate the maple syrup and it would grow a film on it and then blue/green mold. So it does go bad, and fairly quickly. However, a night or two out of the fridge is not going to hurt anyone.

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I just checked our Aunt Jemima - it doesn't say to refridgerate it - thank goodness, as we never do......

Perhaps because it is pure maple syrup, it doesn't have any preservatives in it? Dunno........

Just trying to picture refridgerating maple syrup and then trying to use it - I imagine it would come out slower than molasses!!!!

Karen

Aunt Jemima is not maple syrup plus preservatives--it is fake through and through. Last time I checked, it was high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavor, and preservatives.

High fructose corn syrup is evil--it raises your blood sugar, but does not signal your pancreas to produce insulin. I've read that it is a leading cause of diabetes (well, technically, it's our EATING it that causes the diabetes!) as well as candida issues. I can't imagine that it would be good for even a healthy tummy, let alone a celiac tummy!

I know it's awfully expensive, but I have found it at Costco for only a little bit more than the fake stuff. Sam's Club carries it, too, but it's quite a bit more expensive for some reason.

Wouldn't it be cheaper up there in Canada?

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