Since 1998, master maple syrup artisan Martin Malenfant has been producing organic, 100% pure maple syrup of the highest quality. The hundred-year-old sugar bush stands in Escuminac in the Chaleur Bay region of Québec, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Swept by sea air from the nearby Gulf of St. Lawrence – less than 3 km from the hillside sugar bush – this terroir enjoys a unique climate, ideal for the production of maple syrup. The area was already being used by Native Americans long before the arrival of the first Europeans. In fact, “Escuminac” means “place of encounter between humans and nature” in the Mi’gmaq language.
Escuminac maple syrup is made from the sap of hundred-year-old maple (Acer saccharum) trees. It takes 40 liters of sap to produce a single liter of this precious syrup. A natural sugar with surprising properties, it contains polyphenols (antioxidants) and essential natural minerals (manganese, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and magnesium).
This is a beautiful addition to our Einkorn Pancakes recipe!