Quebec is the top-ranking syrup producer in the world, accounting for 70% of worldwide production. The Cleary family produces maple syrup and other maple products in the Beauce region of Quebec, the heart of the maple-producing area.
Maple tree sap is gathered in the spring and boiled to evaporate the water and create syrup. In fact, it takes 40 liters of maple water evaporated to produce 1 liter of syrup.
Maple products are naturally fat free, and contain minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium, as well as organic acids.
Cleary's Pure Maple Syrup is dark grade, so it has a stronger, more caramelized taste than lighter syrups. This makes it extremely flavorful poured over pancakes, waffles, and french toast. It is also great for cooking into desserts and confections.