Canadian Heritage Organics takes pride in producing 100% organic maple products that do not contain any artificial additives, coloring, preservatives or chemicals. When selecting a maple syrup, a darker color indicates a stronger flavor. Once manufactured, maple syrup is graded by producers to meet federal standards. Grades refer to the color and flavor of the syrup and 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. Light Maple Syrup is considered the highest quality, with a delicate taste and light color. Medium Maple Syrup is acquired in mid-season, when temperature changes are moderate. Dark Maple Syrup is achieved at the season end when temperature changes are very slight.