Shagbark Hickory Syrup- a Favorite of the Iroquois

$18.00

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Made from the bark of the shagbark hickory tree. The taste is like a sweet, smoky maple syrup. Delicious!

A Bit of History

The native peoples throughout North America used all parts of the tree: the leaves, bark, roots, and resin. Many of these were the origin of a family of sweets that would follow, such as maple syrup and chewing gum. The Iroquois of the mid-Atlantic used all parts of the hickory tree, including the bark which they boiled as a syrup. Later, the abolitionists, who boycotted cane sugar due to its role in enslavement, used hickory syrup as a sweet.

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