100% pure and natural maple water is also known as maple sap and gets its authentic, fresh and delicately sweet flavour from Quebec’s majestic sugar maple trees.
The earliest known inhabitants of Canada consumed maple water as a tonic. Legend has it that, during a spring of famine, an Aboriginal was watching a squirrel bursting with energy. After noticing that the squirrel drank water from a maple tree, he realized that this was where the squirrel was getting its energy from. Maple water became a food prized by the people of the First Nations and later of New France.
It is an eco-friendly product and contains 46 nutrients that are essential to the growth and protection of the tree. This bioactive cocktail includes several vitamins and minerals, organic acids, amino acids, polyphenols and phytohormones— with only 5 grams of carbohydrates, or 20 calories, per 250 ml!
Always make sure the maple water you buy is NAPSI certified; NAPSI is a certification created by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers to ensure the authenticity and quality of maple water. The harvesting methods and processes of NAPSI-certified products meet strict standards that guarantee the maple water is:
- Natural: harvested from maple trees
- Authentic: it is the same sap that the trees themselves produce
- Pure: no agents or ingredients added
- Sterile: devoid of any microorganisms
- Integral: it is unrefined, not from concentrate and contains all the original compounds provided by nature