What is syrup?

Svetlana
Svetlana
December 19, 2014
What is syrup?

Syrups are used in cooking, medicine, and are usually associated with something sweet. But what exactly is syrup? Read about it in our article. You can learn the meaning of other words on our website in the Definitions section.

What is syrup: definition

The word "syrup" came to us from French, which, in turn, came from Arabic. For the Arabs, the word "sarab" meant "wine" or "drink." In Russian, "syrup" means "a concentrated solution of sugar in water or juice." Juice is meant to be fruit or berry - syrups are not made from vegetable juices. Against this background, an unexpected exception is maple syrup from maple tree sap.

The proportion of sugar in the syrup is about 40-80%, depending on the density. The syrup can be completely liquid, and it can drag on strings or even roll into a ball, and when the sugar concentration is particularly high, caramel is obtained from the syrup.

Syrups are the most different, but the first to come to mind are usually the phrase "strawberry syrup" and "cherry syrup."A “sugar syrup” may seem like a tautology, but it also has a right to exist, because, in addition to regular sugar, syrups can also be made from fructose or maltose.