NEW BRUNSWICK, Canada — Sugarmakers in the maple-syrup-producing states and provinces in the US and Canada have been hard at work, and you get to reap the sweet benefits!
Pure maple syrup is the smarter sweetener because it contains minerals (manganese), vitamins (riboflavin), amino acids, and more than 67 bioactive natural plant compounds with potential health benefits. That makes maple syrup a smart alternative to processed sugar, corn syrup, and fructose and high fructose syrups and artificial chemical sweeteners.
Maple is made locally by your neighbors. When you buy local, you support those neighbors and keep money circulating locally. In addition, foods produced locally – like syrup – are fresher, and fresh food tastes better. Plus local foods – like syrup – are better for the environment since they do not put the same demands on the environment.
Springtime in the northeastern US and Canada means many things, but first and foremost, it means maple! Get out and find the sweet spot near you for fresh, local maple syrup and related products in your neighborhood!
For more information about maple production in the US and Canada, visit http://www.internationalmaplesyrupinstitute.com/.
About the International Maple Syrup Institute:
The widest-based maple marketing group in the World became a reality in 1975 when the International Maple Syrup Institute (IMSI) was chartered, consisting of maple producers, packers, and processors from the United States and Canada. Today the group represents maple producers, maple producer associations, individual maple producers large and small, maple products manufacturers, packers and exporters, equipment manufacturers and connected agro-science and technology institutions. IMSI will act on behalf of the maple industry on issues affecting the interests and the economic viability of the various sectors of the industry.
–International Maple Syrup Institute
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