Maple sugar derived from sap has a very narrow isotope ratio range around -24. Cane sugar can be processed to taste much like maple and can appear chemically identical but it has a carbon isotope ratio value, like corn, around -10.
We can use the carbon SIRA measurement to help you determine the addition of cane or corn sugars to maple products.
SIRA is an acronym for “Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis” (now you understand the company name…). If you’re talking about carbon isotopes, it is sometimes referred to it as “SCIRA” (Stable Carbon Isotope Ratio Analysis)..Read more