7 Reasons to Choose Maple Products from Québec
Sought by the most discerning customers for their health benefits and unique flavour,
Maple Products from Québec are a guarantee of quality, creativity and distinction for chefs
who add them to their dishes. Did you know that maple syrup and its derivatives such as sugar,
butter and vinegar come in a great variety of formats all year round?
Discover the benefits of Maple Products from Québec.
Health and wellbeing
01 Health and wellbeing
01 HEALTH AND WELLBEING
A natural, unprocessed sugar, with desirable health benefits
Consumer demand for natural, healthy and minimally processed foods has been rising for several years.
Maple Products from Québec are 100% pure, placing them at the heart of this trend. Constituted of one
ingredient—maple sap—they contain no artificial dyes or flavouring and no preservatives. Conversely,
maple products are full of vitamins and minerals, and antioxidant capability that’s comparable
to that provided by many fruits and vegetables.
* Based on average values in a study of 600 samples.
02 Steady Supply
02 STEADY SUPPLY
Guaranteed supply and constant quality
Thanks to the World Reserve of Maple Syrup, a 100% Québec initiative, supply is guaranteed all year round.
So is the taste of our maple syrup, produced at the rate of some 200,000 barrels each year in Québec and
uthenticated by our “maple sommeliers.” All these barrels of maple syrup are also inspected and graded
by an independent organization.
03 Easy substitution
03 EASY SUBSTITUTION
A substitute for other sugars
For most recipes, maple syrup can easily be used to replace an equal amount of sugar. To substitute
for a cup of sugar, just reduce the quantity to 60 ml (¼ cup) of liquid in the recipe. If syrup is to be used
to replace a liquid sweetener like honey or agave syrup, just keep the quantity the same.
ou le sirop d’agave, la quantité reste la même.
04 PRACTICAL FORMATS
04 PRACTICAL FORMATS
A wide range of formats
From bulk sizes to small containers for restaurants, there’s a great variety of formats on offer
from the many packagers of Maple Products from Québec who supply through FPAQ.
05 Unique flavour
05 UNIQUE FLAVOUR
Unrivalled taste, unrivalled pleasure
Maple Products from Québec are rich in the much-heralded fifth taste—umami.
That’s why they enhance the taste of foods to which they’re added,
and are sought by the greatest chefs in the world.
06 Industrial quality
06 INDUSTRIAL QUALITY
Industrial-grade maple syrup at an excellent price
This maple syrup is made exclusively for the processing market, due to its organoleptic characteristics,
and at a more favourable price.
07 Ecological wealth
07 ECOLOGICAL WEALTH
Unexpected environmental benefits
In Québec, the 34 million maple trees in production provide environmental goods and services essential
to human well-being. The monetary value of these goods and services amounts to 1 Billion dollars
(Canadian) per year.
The maple stands in operation are protected by the Loi québécoise sur la protection du territoire et des activités agricoles.
Each individual who chooses maple products contributes to not only ensuring the sustainability of these maple trees
and their environment benefits, but also to increasing the area of natural forests under production.
The new government regulations for the classification of maple syrup are now in effect.
This new grading regime separates maple syrup into two categories and four colour classes.
As of December 13, 2016, maple products for export are labelled in accordance with the
new classification system. Containers of maple syrup for sale in Québec, however, may display
grading by the old or new regulations. Maple producers who sell only in Québec
have until December 2017 to change the labelling of their products
to reflect the new classification system.
Grade A maple syrup is obtained only by concentrating maple sap, does not ferment,
is clear and uniform in colour, is free of objectionable odor or taste,
and has a maple flavour characteristic of its colour class.
Processing Grade maple syrup is obtained only by concentrating maple sap,
ut it does not qualify for Grade A.
Maple Products - Special Certifications
There are a number of different certifications for Maple Products from Québec, each attesting to
a particular mode of production and all affirming their superior quality.