Canada which produces more than 80 percent of the world s maple syrup uses its own classification system. The canadian government has also accepted the new maple syrup grading system.
Grade colour class flavour descriptor maple syrup grades grade a.
Canada maple syrup grades. Its unique and subtle flavor is most often used for table syrup. Grade a dark color robust taste maple syrup. You can buy it from us online.
This syrup comes from sap harvested at the very beginning of the sugaring off season. Canada 1 including extra light sometimes known as aa light a and medium b. Both the color and the maple flavor are a.
There are three grades. The maple syrup colour class. This syrup has a pure rich taste and an attractive amber color.
Grade a amber color rich taste maple syrup. Maple syrup is classified using 3 grades containing several color classes. Grade a maple syrup is a high quality maple syrup that tastes really good and has that distinctive maple flavour.
This is the lightest of the new maple syrup grades and highly recommended for drizzling over waffles pancakes or ice cream. This distinctive taste is produced mid season when the temperatures start to warm. This maple syrup grade is slightly darker than the golden delicate and is known for its smooth maple flavor.
Guide to maple syrup grades. Grade a medium amber grade a dark amber new. The maple syrup grade.
As the days become warmer and longer in sugaring season we produce this full bodied maple syrup grade. According to emily hogeveen if you are looking for grade b maple syrup perhaps for a master cleanse ask for grade a dark color robust taste maple syrup. It s distinguished by its light golden hue and sweet delicate flavor.
The only difference between the american and canadian classification is the terminology. Grade a golden color and delicate taste. There are two grades of maple syrup that is not imported canada grade a and canada processing grade see volume 9 import grade requirements for grade names used for imported maple syrup.
Here is an example of a maple syrup grade commonly found on packaged maple syrup products. Canada grade a amber rich taste. And 3 dark d.
The four grades of maple syrup maple from canada four grades of maple a syrup for every taste the classification of maple syrup is based on its colour which changes subtly throughout the spring harvest and its flavour profile. The maple syrup flavour descriptor. The grading system for maple syrup includes four grades.
Fancy or vermont fancy new. It s a delicious topping for yogurt and ice cream. The american system call these grade a b and c whilst the canadian system uses number no 1 no 2 and no 3.
Grade a amber color and rich flavor.