To make maple syrup, careful openings are made by drilling holes into the trunks of the tree. Exuded sap is tapped and collected without harming the trees. After, the sap is boiled down, leading to a great amount of water evaporation. The result of this heating process is concentrated syrup.
Maple syrup is traditionally used for pancakes, waffles, french toasts, ice cream, desserts, among other dishes. Maple syrup is also used in baking as a sweetener or flavouring agent.
Maple syrup contains valuable nutritive vitamins, such as Vitamin C.