Maple from Canada in the UK

Educating the next generation about the magic of maple

Deep in the forests of Québec, a unique natural freeze/thaw phenomenon creates the perfect conditions for harvesting the sap that is used to produce pure Canadian maple syrup. The maple industry is an important part of Canada’s cultural heritage and economic success. Following the spring harvest, maple is exported to 50 countries across the world, including the UK.

Consumers are becoming increasingly interested in where their food comes from and how it is produced, transported and delivered. But finding out about the origins of food, or its provenance, is not always easy.

Maple from Canada runs a successful educational food engagement programme to showcase the history of maple and highlight its origins, as well as the four different styles of syrup with their distinct colours, flavour profiles and culinary qualities.

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Learning at home

We believe it’s important to inspire children from an early age to be curious about food, to try new things and learn about the history, origin and importance of the food they eat.

We have developed a series of fun workbooks for children and teens, to encourage them to get curious, explore the wonderful world of food and learn more through cooking. Each booklet features two age-appropriate recipes, a food-themed task, along with suggestions for other fun and educational activities.

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Learning in schools

The eating habits that we form as children follow us into our adult lives and help us to shape our decision-making when it comes to the food we enjoy. Developing a diverse diet full of nutritious foods from a young age is key.

This is why we’ve developed a series of fun workbooks for children from 3-11 years old. Inside each booklet are two recipes using pure, Canadian maple syrup that your child can make independently for the family to eat, some fun activities and links to more information and videos.

Kitchen Adventures with Cook School 

Further education

Maple from Canada launched a partnership with University College Birmingham (UCB) in 2018, challenging aspiring young cooks from across the West Midlands to develop a maple-inspired menu and become the next Young Chef of the Year.

Learn more about Young Chef of the Year

Did you know?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup, with a recent study indicating that maple syrup is better for cardiometabolic health than refined sugar.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.