Canada is the largest exporter and producer of maple syrup extract and products. In 2016, producers in Canada exported around 50 million kilograms of syrup. The exported products had a value of approximately 380 million Canadian dollars. Quebec province is the leading producer of syrup in Canada, with 90% of the maple syrup production in this country. Maple sugar and maple syrup products are produced by boiling sap from maple trees. Apart from Quebec, other places in Canada that produce the syrup, such as the following:
- Nova Scotia
- New Brunswick
The Beginning of the Production
The production of maple syrup started in the 1800s. This was almost the same year that Canadians started gambling. Since then, some Canadian online casinos emerged for gamblers to bet on their favourite games. The money the producers could win used to help in the boring of holes in maple trees to extract sap. Later, the extract would get transported to sugar shacks, where it would be boiled into syrup.
During fall seasons, maple sugar could lay down on trees. But in the winter, it was harvested while frost was present. During the harvest, a single maple tree can produce up to 12 litres of sap, which represent 7% of a tree’s total sap.
Marketing the Maple Syrup
Canadians have been marketing and selling pure, natural, and sweeter syrup. It had a lot of minerals, such as the following:
In 1970, traditional purchasers used to be large companies that processed food, but Canadians did not stop at that. They also tried hard to come up with marketing strategies for luring customers to purchase syrup. Nowadays, grading standards of Canadians are harmonized.
For decades now, maple syrup has been an essential product for many people and not only for food production companies. A good thing for Canada, as it is the biggest producer and exporter on the globe.