Our pure Maple Sugar Crystals are dehydrated from maple syrup. Maple syrup is prepared from the sugary sap of the maple tree. The preparation involves a tapping or piercing of tree to obtain this sap. Since the sap contains a high water ratio, it has to undergo processing for the water to evaporate, leaving behind the concentrated, thick syrup. This final product is arrived at through a heating process. The entire process does not involve any use of chemical additives, preservatives, or agents.