Light Maple Syrup is considered the highest quality, with a delicate taste and light colour. Generally speaking, the darker the colour, the stronger the flavour. Once manufactured, Maple Syrup is graded by producers to meet Federal Standards. Grades refer to the colour and flavour of the syrup.
The grades of Maple Syrup are:
No. 1 – Extra Light, Light, or Medium
No. 2 - Amber
No. 3 - Dark
Light Maple Syrup is obtained at the beginning of the production season when the temperature change between night and day is extreme. Dark Maple Syrup is achieved at the season end when temperature changes are very slight. Medium Maple Syrup is acquired in mid season, when temperature changes are moderate. Nature decides which grade of Maple Syrup you receive. Light Maple Syrup is considered the highest quality, with a delicate taste and light colour. Generally speaking, the darker the colour, the stronger the flavour.All Canadian Heritage Organics products are Certified Organic by Ecocert Canada as well as certified Kosher by Montreal Kosher.Canadian Heritage Organics Organic Maple Products respect the organic farming processes: manufactured naturally with absolutely no artificial additives, coloring, preservatives or chemicals added during any part of the processing.Canadian Heritage Organics products have three generations of Quebec organic farming craftsmanship in the Appalaches region where the mineral content of the soil is of the richest available in nature, guaranteeing the highest quality Organic Maple Syrup possible. The sap is collected from the Maple Sugar tree (acer saccharum) using the traditional farming method, as well as the pipeline method.