Brands including Vertical Water and DRINKmaple are bringing bottled maple water to store shelves in the U.S. The maple water, or maple sap, is collected from trees and then pasteurized to make it shelf stable -- all of its natural vitamins and minerals, such as manganese, calcium and iron, remain. "It's always been a regional, seasonal thing. It's exciting that companies are getting into bottling it year around," said Michael Farrell, a maple expert at Cornell University.

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