The Most Important Source of Sugar in the World
Production of Cane Sugar I Sugar cane is the world’s most important source of sugar and is harvested mechanically, except in one or two places where it is still cut by hand. Sugar cane is also processed by machine. In order to extract its juice, the cane is mechanically ground. Impurities are removed through a chemical treatment before the juice is boiled to the point of saturation. The resulting syrup is processed such that sugar crystals begin to form. The leftover molasses is a marketable by-product of the process.
Recycling I The by-products of cane sugar extraction are recycled in a sustainable process. During production, the sugar juice is made concentrate and finally crystallises. Bagasse, the cane fibre left over after the crushing, is a raw material that can used to produce bioethanol for cars, as an energy source for the production of electricity, or in the production of paper.
Cane-Producing Countries I Sugar cane is grown in the tropics and subtropics. The most important producers of the plant are Brazil, India, China, Thailand, USA, Mexico, Cuba and Australia. Growing in a tropical climate, sugar cane can reach a height of 7 metres. The plant, which originally comes from Polynesia and has generated agricultural profit in India since the 5th century, was brought to Europe by the crusaders.
Whole cane sugar contains a plethora of valuable mineral nutrients and micronutrients – such as iron, potassium, and calcium – and lends a stronger flavour to food and drinks. The sweetness of whole cane sugar is less intense than that of white sugar; but instead it has its own pleasant, lightly caramelised taste.Gabriela Loether
Cane sugar – a good alternative
A lucrative substitute
If the sugar beet harvest is falling short, beet sugar will be in scant supply. Consequently, cane sugar becomes a very profitable substitute.
In terms of taste, there is no significant difference between the two types of sugar, and cane sugar with its higher ICUMSA value can be used in order to achieve the same taste.
White Cane Sugar
Why is cane sugar brown?
Raw cane sugar is an unrefined and in that sense unfinished product. The sugar still contains molasses, which is the reason for its brown colour and full-bodied taste. Whole cane sugar is the crystallised syrup made from sugar cane Juice.
White cane sugar is not only a sweeter. It can do much more!
Cane sugar comes in various colours and has as many different tastes. White cane sugar has a max. ICUMSA value of 45 and a min. polarisation value of 99.7 %.
Cane sugar as an alternative to beet sugar
White cane sugar is a good alternative to white sugar made from the sugar beet. It can be used as a flavourful substitute in food and drink. The darker the cane sugar is, the more intense its taste will be.
Extra Light White Cane Sugar
The lightest brown sugar
Extra light brown sugar has an ICUMSA value of min. 45 and max. 400, which gives it its very light brown colour.
The minimum polarisation value of this type of cane sugar is 99.5 %.
Golden Light Raw Cane Sugar
A light brown sugar
Golden light cane sugar has a max. ICUMA value of 800 and because of this is a little darker than extra light cane sugar. The minimum polarisation value of this type of cane sugar is 99.4 %.
Golden Raw Cane Sugar
Golden cane sugar has an ICUMSA value of min. 800 and max. 1000. This lends it its characteristic rich golden colour, making it the darkest of its sugar type. The minimum polarisation value of this type of cane sugar is 99.2 %.
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