What is syrup?

  • (noun): A thick sweet sticky liquid.
    Synonyms: sirup


In cooking, a syrup or sirup (from Arabic: شراب‎; sharab, beverage, wine, via Latin: sirupus) is a thick, viscous liquid consisting primarily of a solution of sugar in water, containing a large amount of dissolved sugars but showing little tendency to deposit crystals. The viscosity arises from the multiple hydrogen bonds between the dissolved sugar, which has many hydroxyl (OH) groups, and the water. Syrups can be made by dissolving sugar in water or by reducing naturally sweet juices such as cane juice, sorghum juice, or maple sap. Corn syrup is made from corn starch using an enzymatic process that converts it to sugars. Technically and scientifically, the term syrup is also employed to denote viscous, generally residual, liquids, containing substances other than sugars in solution.

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Myth Busters (2009 Season) - Episode 118 – Swimming in Syrup - Swimming in Syrup
... Status Notes It is possible to swim as fast through syrup as through water ... They filled one with water and the other with syrup made from 750 pounds (340 kg) of guar gum and 10,000 US gallons (38,000 L) of water ... to establish their benchmark average times, then did the same in the syrup ...
Syrups For Beverages - Gomme Syrup
... Gomme syrup (or gum syrup gomme is French for "gum") is an ingredient commonly used in mixed drinks ... Like bar syrups, it is a sugar and water mixture, but has an added ingredient of gum arabic which acts as an emulsifier ... Gomme syrup is made with the highest percentage of sugar to water possible, while the gum arabic prevents the sugar from crystallizing and adds a smooth texture ...
Syrup (disambiguation)
... Syrup is a thick, viscous liquid, containing a large amount of dissolved sugars, but showing little tendency to deposit crystals ... Syrup may also refer to Friedrich Syrup (1881-1945), German jurist and politician Syrup (drug), slang for Purple drank, a recreational drug Syrup (novel), a satirical novel by Max ...
Palm Syrup - Production in The Canary Islands
... sap from the palm and concentrating it into syrup is similar in many ways to the process used for maple syrup ... until it is reduced by about 90% to a dark brown syrup that is rich and sweet ... Palm syrup will tend to thicken and crystallize over time ...
Cairo High School - History
... like the Egyptian city) is nicknamed the "syrup city" because Roddenberry's syrup plant was formerly located in Cairo ... Reflecting this "syrup" heritage, the Cairo High School football team was named the Cairo Syrupmakers ... The syrup made in Cairo is cooked from sugar cane juice and is not the corn syrup known as "Karo syrup," although the names sound the same ...