Birch sap is used to make beverages in the Ukraine. Unlike the maple sap used in North America for syrup and sugar, that from birch (Betula verrucosa Ehrh., B. pubescens Ehrh.) is not boiled down; it is mixed with sugar and citric acid. Similarities between the birch and maple enterprises suggest that innovations in one might be adopted by the other.
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