Every year Canadians around the world celebrate Canada Day on July 1st, and 2017 marked the 150th year of the confederation of Canada! Canada is the world’s largest producer of maple syrup: almost 80 per cent of the world’s maple syrup is produced there, and nearly 90 per cent of this is manufactured in Québec.
There are four grades of Canadian maple syrup.
Each has its own distinct colour, flavour profile and qualities.
- Golden: Delicate taste
- Amber: Rich taste
- Dark: Robust taste
- Very Dark: Strong taste
Colours of maple syrup
Maple syrup range from a golden hue to a very dark grade, depending on when the sap is harvested. At the beginning of the season, the sap is lighter, and it darkens as the season progresses.
The Federation of Québec Maple Syrup Producers was founded in 1966. Its mission is to defend and promote the economic, social and moral interests of some 7,500 Québec maple businesses.