About maple syrup
100% pure maple syrup contains a large number of vitamins and minerals that contribute to human health.
You have questions? We have answers.
In fact, a 60 ml serving of maple syrup meets 72% of the daily nutritional requirements for manganese, 27% for riboflavin, 17% for copper, and 6% for calcium. Maple syrup is more than just a sweet addition to your favourite foods – it is also part of a healthy, nutrition-based diet! Maple syrup combines several essential nutrients with its great taste. It’s delicious, it’s nutritious – so, why hesitate?
All of our products are completely natural. We ensure that our products use only concentrated maple sap directly from sugar maple trees. We work with over 1500 trusted maple producers to ensure that we receive only the highest quality maple syrups.
Classes and Colour: Offered in 4 colour classes: Golden, Amber, Dark and Very Dark. Grade A classifications are carefully selected by our master sugar maker for their delicate, pure and authentic maple flavour profile. Processing Grade: Specifically created for food ingredient markets, processing grade has a natural stronger flavour than Grade A.
There are four classes of Category A maple syrup: Golden, Delicate Taste, Ambe,r Rich Taste, Dark, Robust Taste, and Very Dark, Strong taste. In general, lighter syrups will have a more delicate and gentle taste, whereas darker syrups will have a stronger, more pronounced taste. This colour variance happens naturally and depends on whether the sap was harvested at the beginning, or end of the season. We respect the natural maple syrup process – there are no artifical colours added to our products.
Colour and Flavour
The warm colours of maple syrup come from a variety of factors: meterology, a regular collection process, and a delicate boiling and filtration process.
Meanwhile, the flavour comes from nature itself: the individuality of the sugar maple tree, it's location, and the terrain that surrounds it.
Every single one of these elements play a crucial role in the commercial value of maple syrup
Golden, delicate taste
Produced at the very start of the season
Color: 75% – 100%
Taste and flavour: delicate and subtle
Enjoy subtle flavours of delicate florals and vanilla, with fruit and nut aromas. One teaspoon will add a subtle, yet defined taste of maple flavour to your favourite recipes. We recommend using golden syrups to lightly infuse your meals, or desserts with this incomparable flavour.
TRY IT WITH: fruits such as strawberries or bananas to enhance their natural flavour, or to upgrade simple white sauces and dressings.
Amber, rich taste
Produced at the height of the season
Color: 50% – 74.9%
Taste and flavour: well-balanced
Amber syrups are the best selling type of maple syrup in Canada for a reason! With a perfectly balanced flavour palette, you will enjoy sweet aromas of caramel and maple, with a hint of vanilla.
TRY IT WITH: your favourite French pancake, or waffle recipes, or upgrade your various sauces and frostings with a hint of maple. You will not be disappointed!
Dark, robust taste
Produced towards the end of the season
Color: 25% – 49.9%
Taste and flavour: for the true maple syrup afficianado
Known as the favourite of maple syrup producers, the dark variety offers a strong maple flavour, with undertones of toffee, and rich coffee. This type of maple syrup tends to leave slightly bitter notes as an aftertaste.
TRY IT WITH: oatmeal, chicken stir-fry, or to sweeten your cup of morning coffee. Perfect as a table syrup, or for cooking of all kinds.
Very dark, strong taste
Produced at the end of the season
Color: 0% - 24.9%
Taste and flavour: earthy; good for cooking purposes
Produced at the end of the season, very dark syrups display the most pronounced flavour, with hints of black coffee, chocolate, toasted nuts, and molasses. Just like the dark syrups, very dark syrups also tend to leave slightly bitter notes in the aftertaste.
Very dark syrups are most useful when a strong maple taste is needed to counterbalance other strong flavours in your favourite recipes. It is not recommended for use as a table syrup.
TRY IT WITH: dark sauces, pork, beef, or any dishes that include a smokey, earthy flavour.
The Benefits of Maple Products
Find out exactly how maple syrup can be part of a healthy, nutrition-based diet!
Pure maple syrup is minimally processed with no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
The nutritional value of maple syrup may surprise you! Our maple syrup products are natural with no artifical colouring, flavours, or preservatives, each serving of our maple syrup contains several essential nutrients. It is an excellent source of manganese, riboflavin, copper and calcium.
Maple syrup is a natural source of energy that is favoured by many athletes. Consuming maple products in one form or another before, during, and after training can be very beneficial. We encourage you to learn more about the body-fuelling benefits of maple syrup!
Pure maple syrup contains several essential nutrients
The essential vitamins and minerals in natural maple syrup help maintain good health and nutrition. A 60 ml (1/4 cup) serving of maple syrup meets 72% of your daily nutritional requirements for Manganese, 27% of your daily nutritional requirements for Riboflavin, 17% of your daily nutritional requirements for Copper, and 6% of your daily nutritional requirements for Calcium. Additionally, one 60 ml serving of maple syrup contains 78.2 mg of Polyphenols, which can help improve or treat digestion issues and weight management difficulties, among other benefits.
100% pure maple syrup contains 67 different Polyphenols, nine of which are unique. One of these Polyphenols (called Quebecol), is formed naturally when sap is boiled down to produce maple syrup.
A winning choice for athletes
In addition to containing natural sugars, and a large number of essential vitamins and minerals, Quebec produced maple syrup is also an ideal source of energy for athletes! Maple syrup activates the body with its simple carbohydrates, which are transformed into glucose in the body - a necessary fuel for exercise of all kinds.
100% pure maple syrup is a perfect training partner for athletes! Home-made maple sports drinks, or maple syrup snacks (like protein bars!) are considered to be very healthy choices for both the professional athlete, and the amateur.
How maple syrup is produced
The sap used to produce maple syrup comes from two species of maple trees; the sugar maple (80% of production) and the red or soft maple (20% of production) Forty litres of maple sap are needed to produce just one litre of pure maple syrup. The harvesting of maple sap takes place every year in March and April, over an approximate six week time span. On average, each sugar maple tree produces one litre of maple syrup per year, making it a precious commodity!