Maple 101


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.

01

Health and wellbeing

02

Steady Supply

03

Easy substitution

DISCOVER

The Benefits of Choosing Maple Products from Québec
04

PRACTICAL FORMATS

05

Unique flavour

06

Industrial quality

07

Ecological wealth

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.

Nutritional Value

* 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.

 

 

 

Products and suppliers


Buy Maple Products from Québec

Select the maple product you wish to get a customized list of providers and their contact information.
To buy maple syrup by the barrel and/or NAPSI-certified maple water, consult, respectively, 
the Buy Maple Syrup from Québec in Bulk page, and the napsi.ca web site.

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31 suppliers

Biodélices

999 rue Christophe Colomb
Thetford Mines (Québec) G6H 1B5
Serge Dubois
1 418 423-1143

Cabane à sucre Chabot

800, rang 2 Est
Neuville (Québec) G0A 2R0
Mario Chabot
1 418 876-2363

Citadelle, coopérative de producteurs de sirop d'érable

2100, avenue Saint-Laurent
Plessisville (Québec) G6L 2Y2
Sylvie Chapron
1 819 362-3241
BRC FOODSQF 2000Cachère U

Citadelle, coopérative de producteurs de sirop d'érable

2100, avenue Saint-Laurent
Plessisville (Québec) G6L 2Y2
Sylvie Chapron
1 819 362-3241
BRC FOODSQF 2000Cachère U

Decacer

21, rue Industrielle
Dégelis (Québec) G5T 2J8
Louis Turenne
1 418 929-0007
BRC FOODCachère MK

Decacer

21, rue Industrielle
Dégelis (Québec) G5T 2J8
Louis Turenne
1 418 929-0007
BRC FOODCachère MK

Érablière Beauvan inc.

78, rue de l'Église
Baie-du-Febvre (Québec) J0G 1A0
Jogues Beaulac
1 450 783-6644

Érablière des Alleghanys

328, boulevard Bégin
Saint-Pacôme (Québec) G0L 3X0
Michèle Bond
1 418 852-2222

Érablière des Chûtes

250, rang des Chûtes
Ham Nord (Québec) G0P 1A0
Marie-Eve Darveau
1 819 344-5044
SQF 2000Cachère MK

Classification guidelines


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 
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
Processing Grade maple syrup is obtained only by concentrating maple sap,
ut it does not qualify for Grade A. 

 

 

Classification maple products  |  PDF

Certifications


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. 

Organic Kosher NAPSI Other