History of Sugar cane, Facts, health benefits & Uses

Close up Sugarcane

History of sugar cane

Sugar cane belongs to the grass family. They originated in new guinea where it has been growing for years about 1000 BC, they gradually spread around the world to south Asia and India and east of the pacific. Now let us talk more about sugar canes and how they came more popular and also needful.

Close up Sugarcane

Sugar cane was brought to the Americas in the 15th century and first arrived in brazil with the Portuguese traders. The first sugar panted in the world was a result of a gift from the governor of the canary island ( a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa) to Christopher Columbus ( the first European to reach America).

It is believed that sugar cane was used firstly by a man in Polynesia and then spread to India . Not still forgetting that it was first discovered in New Guinea. There are benefits of sugar cane and one of them is in the production of sugars.  Sugars are made from sugar cane.

Some other benefits of sugar cane will be listed in this article but first, before we move to that let’s talk more about sugar cane and how it came more popular and also needful. Sugar canes consist majorly of water and sugar they are crushed to extract the sweet juice, which is processed into sugar. The primary set goal of sugar cane cultivation is for the juice and sugar processed from it.

Nutrition information on sugar will be listed below

  • Sugar cane one serving contains 113.43 calories, 0.20 grams of protein, 0.66 grams of fat, and also 25.40 grams of carbohydrates. It has more vitamins and also minerals than refined sugar also including some amount of magnesium, iron, vitamin B1, and Riboflavin.
  • Sugar cane’s biological name or botanical name is Saccharum officinarum.

Health benefits of sugarcane 

  1. Diuretic properties – it helps in removing salt and water to help the kidney function well.
  2. Sugar cane also helps in disease prevention Studies say sugar cane I full of antioxidants that are essential to building and also maintaining a human healthy immune system.
  3. Reduce morning sickness – sugarcane also has the ability to reduce morning sickness it also boosts metabolism and moderates weight gain in pregnant women.
  4. There are some potential risk sugar has and it will be stated here
  5. Heart disease
  6. High blood pressure – although sugar cane has more nutrients than refined sugar, it still increases the risk of high blood pressure and related issues like diabetes, weight gain, high cholesterol, etc.
  7. Sugar cane has a chemical formula of C12H22011  each sugar molecule has 12 carbon atoms, 11 oxygen atoms, and 22 hydrogen atoms. And it contains water and inverted sugar syrup.
  8. Sugar cane has a solid white, is odorless and it also has a sweet taste we should already have known that in this article or it shouldn’t be new to any if us here.

Facts you should know about sugar cane

  • They are tall, they grow reaching about 2 – 6 meters in height.
  • They are strong.
  • They are joined together.
  • Fibrous stalks store carbohydrates in form of various sugars.



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