Awazibi Maple Syrup

"Blending tradition with technology"

P.O. Box 309, 1 Paganakomin Mikan
Maniwaki, QC, J9E 3C9
Telephone: 819-449-5170

The making of maple syrup has been a First Nation's right-of-spring since time immemorial. It is with great pride that the community is able to produce this product on a commercial scale.

Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg's community owned business "Awazibi Pure Maple Syrup" marked its first decade of operation with an expansion of the facility. It has grown from a 57 hectare maple hardwood area to 90 hectares and increased from 11,500 taps to 17,000 taps. The expansion necessitated the installation 75 km of food grade tubing and extensions to the main building, pumping station and the addition of two small shelters.

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Awazibi Syrup Bottles

Our Products

250 ml bottles
500 ml bottles
1 liter bottles

1 case 250 ml (12 bottles)
1 case 500 m (12 bottles)
1 case 1 liter (6 bottles)

For orders and prices please call: 819-441-2323 ext. 21 or 449-5170 ext.2224

***Syrup is available in EXTRA LIGHT, LIGHT, MEDIUM and AMBER grades***

What is Maple Syrup?

Maple syrup is a natural product that has no additives. It is produced from the sap of the sugar maple (Acer saccharum). In the springtime, when the temperatures warm up, there is water in the trunk and roots. The heat promotes the expansion of this water and creates pressure inside the tree. The sugar maple then transforms starch, built up during the tree’s growth, into sugar. The switch between cold nights, where temperatures fall below zero, and days where temperatures rise above zero, favours the flow of sap.

The First Nations were the original people to make maple syrup, which can be expected, since they were the first inhabitants of North America. North America is the only part of the world in which maple trees grow naturally. The practice, expertise and ingenuity that have been mastered by First Nations in the making of maple syrup has been passed on from generation to generation.

Nutrition and Science of Maple Syrup

Pure, natural and even more! Sugar, corn syrup, brown sugar and maple syrup: all the same? Not exactly! Even though all four are sugaring agents, maple syrup contains more vitamins and minerals then the other three.

Maple syrup contains significant quantities of potassium, calcium and magnesium. Also, 60 ml of maple syrup (1/4 cup) provide 100% of the daily recommended intake in manganese, 37% of the intake in riboflavin and 18% of the intake in zinc. With this wide nutrition range and its smooth sweet aroma, maple syrup adds value to your meals … nutritional value!

Nutritional value

* Per 60 ml (¼ cup, en % DV1) Maple Syrup Honey White Sugar Brown Sugar
Manganese 100 3 0 9
Riboflavin 37 2 1 0
Zinc 18 2 0 1
Magnesium 7 1 0 7
Calcium 5 0 0 5
Potassium 5 1 0 6
Calories 217 261 196 211

1DV: Daily value is the intake of a given nutrient deemed as to fulfill the daily nutritional needs of most individuals. Sources: Cintech Agroalimentaire for the Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec (average values for maple syrup) and the Canadian Nutrient File (Health Canada) (honey, white sugar and brown sugar).

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