SUGAR CANE FEATURES
The culm of sugar cane can have a variable diameter between 3 and 5 cm and can reach up to 10 kilos in weight. The stems are cut between the tenth and twelfth month of life and are subjected to squeezing in order to extract the syrupy liquid that will become sugar after appropriate processing. Residues are used to produce paper or fuel.
SUGAR CANE ORIGIN
Sugar cane is a plant native to New Guinea, later it spread to Asia, North Africa and Spain and in Europe during the fifteenth century. Nowadays sugar production takes place mainly through the extraction from sugar beet.