324 | Sugarcane

Sugarcane is the main raw material for sugar production in Bangladesh. Sugarcane is in full season now. Besides, sugarcane is available in any season, summer or winter. Sugarcane juice is a light to dark green colored sweet liquid drink. Sugarcane or sugarcane juice is natural mineral water that not only quenches our thirst but also plays an active role in preventing various diseases.

Per 100 ml of juice-

Calories: 242

Protein: 0.16 grams

Fat: 0.04 grams

Fiber: 0.56 grams

Sugar: 12.85 grams

Potassium: 150 mg

Sodium: 1.16 mg

Magnesium: 13.03 mg

Phosphorus: 22.08 mg

Thiamine: 0.03 mg

Riboflavin: 0.04 mg

So sugarcane juice is a nutritional antioxidant.



Benefits of Sugarcane at a glance

Drinking a glass of sugarcane juice of 250 ml will cure body fatigue. Body weakness is cured. Causes physical growth of children. Chewing sugarcane exercises the mouth and teeth. Drinking sugarcane juice in a healthy way increases the immunity of the body. Mixing a little lemon juice with sugarcane juice gives the flavor of lemon juice. Drinking this lemon juice flavored juice fills up vitamin C deficiency and gives a good taste after drinking this lemon juice flavored juice. Sugarcane juice can be used as table sugar without processing. Therefore, by increasing the plantation of chewing sugarcane in the remote areas of our country, besides meeting the nutrition of the people, the financial prosperity will increase and there will be massive employment in the country.

Cultivated Countries

Sugarcane has probably been cultivated in its ancient home of Asia since time immemorial. Currently, sugarcane is cultivated in about 100 countries of the world. However, the main sugarcane-producing countries are India, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Barbados, China, Cuba, Mexico, Egypt, Jamaica, Peru, South Africa, USA, Hawaii, Florida and Louisiana.

Cultivated areas in Bangladesh

Although sugarcane is grown more or less everywhere in Bangladesh, Chittagong, Kumilsna, Sylhet, Dhaka, Faridpur, Jamalpur, Kishoreganj, Tangail, Jessore, Kushtia, Bogra, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Pabna and Rajshahi are the main sugarcane growing areas. Bangladesh Sugarcane Research and Training Institute has developed about 30 improved varieties of high yielding sugarcane.

Sugarcane production volume

An average of 7.3 million tons of sugarcane is produced in Bangladesh every year on 0.43 acres of land. The country’s 15 sugar mills produce an average of 1.5-1.99 lakh tonnes of sugar annually, the rest being used for molasses and food. In 2007, 3 more companies are coming up privately to produce sugar – of which Meghna Group is said to have an annual production capacity of 6 lakh tonnes. The annual sugar demand of Bangladesh is 10 to 12 lakh tons of which one and a half lakh tons is produced in the country. About 85-87% of the total sugar present in sugarcane can be collected in the modern sugar mills of the world. It is possible to collect 60-70 percent sugar in the sugar mills of Bangladesh. In this country only 7-8 kg of sugar is produced from every 100 kg of sugarcane.


Health Benefits by Sugercane:

Hydration during winter:

People often forget to drink water in winter. Sugarcane juice is rich in electrolytes. So drinking sugarcane juice can keep you hydrated for a long time.

Natural Diuretics:

Sugarcane juice is a natural diuretic. It is beneficial because sugarcane juice eliminates the risk of kidney stones and prevents urinary tract infections.

Keeps the liver healthy:

According to Ayurveda, drinking sugarcane juice strengthens the liver. It works as a remedy for jaundice.

Maintains dental health:

Sugarcane juice is rich in phosphorus and calcium. It protects teeth from decay.

Good for skin:

Sugarcane contains alpha hydroxy acids that are used in skin treatments. It can fight acne, prevent aging and remove skin blemishes.

Aids in weight loss:

This natural grass juice is high in dietary fiber. Which helps in weight loss. Also, the natural sweeteners present in sugarcane juice have a low glycaemic index.

Retains youth

Rich in protein, iron, zinc, potassium, and other important minerals, sugarcane juice prevents premature aging of the skin. Also, Vitamin A and C are present in sugarcane juice does not cause wrinkles or any kind of blemishes on the skin.

Removes dead cells

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) naturally present in sugarcane juice also help to remove dirt and grime from the skin. Regular exfoliation with sugarcane juice makes the skin glow from within.

To heal wounds

Experts say that in addition to antioxidants, sugarcane juice has anti-inflammatory properties. which repairs the damaged tissues of the skin. As a result, the wound can be easily healed.



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