Maple syrup is a very large part of canadian culture, one reason for this is that lots of athletes and/or fitness trainers eat maple syrup for its health benefits. Some of these are carbohydrates turning into fuel to give them energy.
Canada is the Maple capitol of the world! The trees are easily accessible and found everywhere and used in many products across the country. This largely affects the economy and culture.
Maple syrup is a key factor of canada's economy, but did you know that it is has also been around since the french immigrated over? Natives have been munching on maple for a very long time.