Maple 101

7 Reasons to Choose Maple Products from Québec

More and more, consumers are looking for processed products with better sweeteners in them.
What could be better than Maple Products from Québec? They're 100% pure, with the
added bonus of vitamins and minerals. Industrial-use maple syrup is specially reserved for food
processing purposes, and comes at a very affordable price.

Here are just some of the benefits of going with Maple Products from Québec.




Steady Supply


Easy substitution


The Benefits of Choosing Maple Products from Québec



Unique flavour


Industrial quality


Ecological wealth



A natural sugar

Consumer demand for natural and minimally processed foods has been rising exponentially
for many years now. 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 contain vitamins, minerals, and polyphenols.

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


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.



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


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


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


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 web site.

27 suppliers

Appalaches Nature

1200, 9e rue Sud
Thetford Mines (Québec) G6G 0G9
1 418 423-1143

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


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


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

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

Érablière Lanaudière inc.

5755, rue Véronique
Brossard (Québec) J4W 1G2
Michel Lacombe
1 450 465-4345

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


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

Fact sheets

Find technical and commercial fact sheets from the
Quebec Maple Syrup Producers online, as follows:

Maple Syrup  |  PDF
Maple water in bulk  |  PDF
Maple water in small containers  |  PDF
Maple Sugar  |  PDF


As well as the following Nutrition Facts tables:

Maple Water in bulk  |  PDF
Maple Spread  |  PDF
Maple Syrup  |  PDF
Maple Taffy  |  PDF


And the following sales sheets :

Maple Syrup  |  PDF
Maple Water  |  PDF
Maple Sugar  |  PDF


In order to obtain the editable sale sheets in order to promote Quebec maple products, please communicate: Cathy Petitjean, Administrative Technician. E-mail: 

Buy maple syrup

BuIk maple syrup is available for purchase all year round.
There are three options to choose from, depending on your needs:

Buy at Harvest Time
To claim a small or large quantity of maple syrup at the time of harvest, we recommend
you become an QSMP authorized purchaser. In this way, you can make your bulk maple syrup acquisition
directly from a producer. Please contact Guillaume Provost, (coordinates below), 
to get started on the purchase authorization process.
Buy When Needed
Buying unfiltered maple syrup in bulk from time to time should be done through the QSMP. 
From mid-July to about the end of March, bulk maple syrup may be acquired from the World Reserve 
managed by QSMP. For more details, contact Guillaume Provost at the coordinates below.
Buy on a Regular Basis
Purchasing bulk maple syrup regularly should be done through an authorized buyer.
This would mean that your maple syrup is filtered and standardized according to your
company’s tender specifications. Consult the list of authorized buyers
in the Products and Suppliers section.


Any questions about the purchase of bulk maple syrup may be addressed to: 
Guillaume Provost, Coordinator — Business Relations with Buyers
Phone: 1 (855) 679-7021, extension 8290