Raw cane sugar - Saccharum officinarum
Our Sugar Selection consists of some delicate cane sugar mixtures.Buy here on line in our Spice Shop
Our raw cane sugar selection consists of sugar cane / raw cane sugar with various natural ingredients such as vanilla, coconut, cardamom and cinnamon finely tuned.
Raw cane sugar is extracted from the sugarcane - Saccharum officinarum. This is a tropical grass family of the grasses (Poaceae) and has its origin in East Asia. The cane sugar has a stature height of 3-6 meters and a diameter of 2-4.5 cm.
The plant is rather undemanding, but what it needs to thrive are temperatures between 25 and 30 ° C as well as plenty of water. It grows best in hilly areas, as the water flows better and its root does not rot. The cooler it is, the less the sugar cane grows. At 15 ° C its growth comes to a standstill.
Sugar cane is today grown in many tropical and subtropical regions such as Brazil, India, Australia and South Africa. The processing is very complicated and labor intensive.
Sugar cane contains about 10-20% sucrose in the marrow. After the harvest, which is still done by hand in many regions, the sugarcane is first freed from its leaves and shredded. Then it is pressed between rollers. The juice is separated from the fiber parts by filtration. Its sugar juice is then thickened and processed by crystallization and refining into raw cane sugar. It still contains a molasses share.
Sugar absorbs water and clumps up. For this reason it should be stored in a cool and dry place.
The raw cane sugar from Orlandosidee has a fine caramel flavor. It is suitable for all food and drinks. It is ideal for making cocktails and baked goods