Pure Maple Syrup. Nature's Natural Sweetener.
Since 2015 the Martin family has been harvesting maple syrup. Starting from the love of nature and family, harvesting maple syrup has become an annual tradition to try and produce the tastiest maple syrup yet. It's a labour of love that the family looks forward to each year and hopes our customers will enjoy.
With just the right Spring conditions -- warm days and cold nights -- Canada produces over 80 percent of the world’s pure maple. And, pure maple syrup possesses a rich and complex flavour that other sweeteners can’t touch. It’s a nutrient-rich elixir that contains natural fibers, minerals, fats, and proteins.
In addition to its natural caramelly sweetness, there's one more reason to pour on the maple syrup: it's good for you. Pure maple syrup is not only high in antioxidants, but every drop offers nutrients like riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium. When used in appropriate amounts, maple syrup nutrition benefits can include the ability to lower inflammation, supply nutrients, and better manage blood sugar.
The sap is collected the traditional way with individual buckets, or a system of tubes to siphon it directly from trees to storage tanks. Right from the tree, sap is roughly 98 percent water 2 percent sugar. Then it's into an evaporator to get boiled carefully and is given time to caramelize. Next, it’s filtered, graded and bottled.
The finished maple syrup is about 66 percent sugar, and it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. And tastes oh, so good!
No pancake breakfast would be complete without pure maple syrup to bring pancakes to life. But pure maple syrup has numerous more uses as it is a heat-stable sweetener that works well in many types of recipes, including in marinades, dressings, glazes, baked recipes or simply on its own. It’s even a good alternative to white sugar in your morning coffee or tea.
It has become a favorite sweetener replacement for artificial sweeteners and sugar. Most doctors, fitness trainers and nutritionists recommend replacing sugar with pure maple syrup, and most keep an ample supply of pure maple syrup in their homes for cooking.