New grading system regulation coming into force soon!
The maple industry is taking steps to harmonize the maple syrup grading systems in order to put an end to the confusion among all the different systems used in Quebec, Canada and the United States.
Beginning on December 12, 2016, every maple syrup bottle must be produced in compliance with a new grading system, more consistent and relevant. All maple syrup sold in stores is now grade A, putting an end to the former grading system, which included three categories and five grades of syrup.
The new maple syrup grading system includes 4 colours with taste descriptors, ranging from the more delicate to the strongest:
* Each colour of syrup indicates the percentage of light transmission, in other words, the amount of light that the syrup lets through. A clear solution, like water, has a rate of 100% light transmission, while an opaque solution, such as molasses, indicates 0%.
Savour the gastronomic richness of maple syrup with our four new syrups, whether organic or conventional, now available in supermarkets chains and natural food stores.
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