VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 29 : A bottle of maple syrup is seen in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 29, 2021. The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are releasing nearly 50 million pounds of maple syrup from its reserve. (Photo by Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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You've Been Storing Maple Syrup Wrong Your Entire Life
Maple syrup is a delicious breakfast staple, whether you’re using it to glaze bacon, pouring it on pancakes, or using it as a sugar substitute. When storing maple syrup, however, it turns out the pantry is not the right place, as maple syrup is more susceptible to growing mold.
Unlike sugar and honey, the slightly higher water content in maple syrup can lead to mold. To prevent mold from growing in your maple syrup, store opened bottles in the fridge for up to a year, or in the freezer indefinitely, while unopened bottles can be kept in the pantry for up to a year.
The good news is that the mold that grows in maple syrup is non-toxic, so if you have mold in your syrup, make it safe to eat again by removing mold from the surface and boiling the maple syrup. Let the syrup cool, skim off any remaining floaties, add it to a clean container, and store it in the fridge.