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As sugar cane needs much sun and water for its growth it prospers best in a tropical climate as on the Caribbean islands, in Brazil, Colombia, India and on the Pacific islands — the place of its origin.

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Sugar cane is a 3-5 meter high, reed-like grass that belongs to the sweet-grasses and reminds somewhat of bamboo. It is perennial.

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Traditionally sugar cane is harvested by cutting it with a machete short of the ground. Nowadays many companies use special harvesters. Sugar cane is perennial and can be harvested several years in succession as the root stock is sprouting again.

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The different colour shades of whole cane sugar depend on the colour of the sugar cane juice as well as on the different manufacturing methods, e.g. the degree of heating. Unrefined sugar ist not crystalline, but resembles fine sand.

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Depending on the strain the smooth bark of the 2-5 cm thick stalk gleams in different color shades, from green to maroon and violet.

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Whole cane sugar and health

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