Canada's Famous Maple Syrup

How Canada Produces Their Amazing Maple Syrup!

how maple syrup is produced

The maple sap is collected over 12 to 20 days, usually between early March and late April. After harvesting in the maple woods, the sap is transported to a sugar house where it boils down to become real maple syrup. During cooking, storage tank pipes feed sap to a long and narrow ridged pan called an evaporator. As it boils, water evaporates and becomes denser and sweeter.
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About Canada's Maple Syrup

71% of the world’s pure maple syrup, 91% of the maple syrup is produced in Quebec. The production level of maple syrup is about 1 million liters a year. It takes about 40 liters of maple sap to make 1 liter of maple syrup. Maple syrup producing regions are located in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Pure maple syrup contains no artificial ingredients and is made from concentrating sap of the sugar maple tree.

Fun Facts About Maple Syrup

* If you put a glass of maple sap next to a glass of water you wont be able to tell the difference.

* A tree take approximately 40 years to be ready for the tap of maple syrup.

* $18 million worth of maple syrup was stolen from Quebec at some point.

* Maple syrup is boiled even further to produce maple cream, maple sugar, and maple candy.

* A gallon of maple syrup weights 11 pounds.