Authentic product of Quebec
Can of 540
is a natural product
with no coloring agents or additives. It is produced from the sap of the sugar maple (Acer saccharum). In the springtime, when the temperatures warm up, there is water in the trunk and roots. The heat promotes the expansion of this water and creates pressure inside the tree. The sugar maple then transforms starch, built up during the tree’s growth, into sugar. The switch between cold nights, where temperatures fall below zero, and days where temperatures rise above zero, favours the flow of sap which is transported through tubing to the sugar house.
Maple water is composed of more than 97% water, of sucrose and glucose. We also find amino acids, proteins, organic acids and vitamins in variable quantities. It takes 40 liters of maple water to obtain one liter of maple syrup.
Maple syrup is defined its sugar: 66 degrees Brix which represents the sugar density. (The Brix degree is the weight in grams of dry substance contained in 100 grams of a solution in distilled water.)