7 Reasons to Choose Maple Products from Québec
They’re 100% pure and contain vitamins and minerals. No wonder Maple Products
from Québec are in constant demand around the world, all year round and in an impressive variety of formats.
Did you know that Maple Products from Québec are guaranteed to be in good supply throughout the year?
That’s because of our World Reserve of Maple Syrup.
Here are just some of the benefits of going with Maple Products from Québec.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
01 HEALTH AND WELLBEING
01 THE BENEFITS OF MAPLE
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
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
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.
04 PRACTICAL FORMATS
04 PRACTICAL FORMATS
Maple Products in Bulk
You can purchase maple syrup in bulk, organic or classic, in all colour grades from FPAQ, authorized
buyers and maple producers. Other maple products such as sugar and butter can be bought in bulk
from several suppliers. These products are ready for packaging, and are standardized to your
company’s most demanding specifications.
05 Unique flavour
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
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
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.
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 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 maple syrup is obtained only by concentrating maple sap,
ut it does not qualify for Grade A.
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.
We have various Nutrition Facts tables for Québec maple syrup and its derivative products,
in accordance with Canadian food regulations.
For import-export, please refer to the national regulations of other countries. For the production of nutrition
labelling that complies with international regulations, please refer to the industrial fact sheet.
Maple Products from Québec offers the following package
of promotional materials for the Japan market:
Regulations on the labelling of food
Web Site — Japan
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 FPAQ authorized purchaser. In this way, you can make your bulk maple syrup acquisition
directly from a producer. Please contact David Tougas, (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 FPAQ.
From mid-July to about the end of March, bulk maple syrup may be acquired from the World Reserve
managed by FPAQ. For more details, contact David Tougas 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:|
|David Tougas, Coordinator — Business Relations with Buyers|
|Phone: 1 (855) 679-7021, extension 8290|