Pure maple syrup is the deliciousness that people wake up to, some every morning, others every Sunday. Pure Canadian maple syrup is used as a natural sweetener not only in Canada, but all over the world to substitute white sugar. Many people also use maple syrup to substitute other less-healthy liquid sweeteners such as molasses and corn syrup.
100% pure and natural maple syrup is a healthier choice to sugar for sure, but it is of course a sweetener itself, so it must be consumed in moderation.
Maple Syrup Production in Canada
About 65% of the maple syrup distributed all over the world is produced in Canada, and Quebec is the top-producing province, harvesting about 7.9 million gallons every year.
A lot of what is being produced is exported to America and to about 50 different other countries, the growing demand in the past years determining producers to even send reserve supplies.
Some of Canada’s Best Maple Syrup Producers
Barkleyvale Farms – A maple producer in Ontario, Barkleyvale Farms is located in Dundas County and it has been a member of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association since 1979.
They produce 100% pure Canadian maple syrup along with other maple products such as maple butter, maple vinegar, granulated maple sugar and maple leaf sugar.
Ferme Vifranc – In business for over 80 years, Ferme Vifranc started producing maple syrup for household and family needs at first, only later starting to sell maple syrup and other products too such as maple butter, maple candies, maple jelly and fruit syrup. They are a certified organic business based in Quebec.
Mohawk Valley Trading Company – From maple syrup and maple sugar to other natural products such as honey, handmade soaps and beeswax, Mohawk Valley is a warehouse type of business that sells products online. It is a member of the Maple Producers’ Association of Nova Scotia.