Long Sugar Cane
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Sugar cane are a clump-forming rhizomatrous, this perennial grass produces stout cane-like stems. Encased in a brown bark and standing about five feet tall, straggly dry strands of leaves are attached at the top of the long sugar cane baton. Offering a sweet flavor, the white flesh is juicy and chewy.
Sugar Cane can be harvested year-round with the peak season in winter.
Sugar cane requires peeling. Enjoy this taste treat eaten out of hand or cut into thin strips. Its juice contains sucrose and makes refined white sugar and brown sugar. By-products are made into syrup, rum and molasses. Cane sugar flavors and sweetens and even preserves food as it inhibits microorganisms. Refined and processed, it is made into granulated sugar for table use and cooking.
In Thailand, sugar cane is added to fish stews and Thais love to drink the cooling stem juice which is extracted by rolling. It is said to soothe asthma symptoms and is often given as an expectorant. It is applied to boils and wounds in Asia, plus used as a diuretic along with the roots. In Brazil, the stem residue is made into fuel, primarily for powering sugar factories and their car engines, a coating for paper, ethanol and a wax polish.
Originating in India, sugar cane now grows in South East Asia, Hawaii, North America and South America.
Recipes that include Long Sugar Cane. One is easiest, three is harder.