Pure maple syrup is used as a healthy alternative to sugar in a wide range of dishes such as baked goods and desserts. This natural sweetener has the ability of adding complexity and depth to a broad spectrum of entrees and as an essential ingredient in glazes and barbeque sauces for meat, poultry, vegetables and seafood. The maple syrup can also be used for replacing granulated artificial sweeteners, simply by reducing the amount of liquid. Even corn syrup, molasses and honey can also be replaced with the same quantity of maple syrup.
- Canadian Maple Syrup is used for sweetening and adding flavor to cereal, ice cream and fresh fruit.
- It is also used to sweeten tea, coffee, smoothies, hot chocolate and eggnog.
- Jazzing up a cocktail can also be achieved with the help of Canadian maple syrup.
Maple syrup is known to be 100% natural and pure. The manufacturers are strictly adhering to the standards and guidelines set by Canadian law and the Associated Federation. The maple trees are tapped in different areas to ensure the preservation of the health and enforcement of sustainable growth of the trees. Even several steps have been taken by the Canadian preservation of agricultural activities and agricultural land prevents cutting down the maple grove within the agricultural zone.
Canada is known to produce about 71% of pure maple syrup in the world. In that, 91% of maple syrup is produced in Quebec. Some of the most popular provinces where pure maple syrup is produced in Canada are Quebec, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario. While there are more than 8600 maple syrup businesses located in Canada, around 7400 of maple businesses is found in Quebec. This number is expected to increase in the near future. Canadian syrup is exported to more than 50 countries across the world.