Acer Saccharum Sap (Ahornbutter)
The high sugar content of the delicious maple butter gives it humectant properties, which keeps the lips hydrated, conditioned and soft.
The sap of the maple tree, called maple water, starts flowing from the roots to the branches in early spring and is collected by tapping holes into the tree trunks when the weather becomes warmer after the frosty winter. If the harvest is carried out respectfully the trees will not be negatively affected and can live for hundreds of years.
Maple syrup is made by boiling the sap; this concentrates the sugar content to about 60% and adds flavour and colour to the finished product. When the syrup is heated, cooled and whipped, it can take on a consistency similar to peanut butter, becoming a tasty spread called maple butter.