Sugar cane is an annual plant (or grass) with two different types of greenhouses: plant cane (or first cut), the cycle between sowing and first harvest; and cans stubble crop (or second cut), starting right after the first cut and ending with the last harvest (which can be up to 5 cuts or more) before a new planting, which is known as ratooning. The sugar production process is divided into two stages: field and plant.
White sugaris approximately 100% of sucrose, White sugar is approximately 100% sucrose, supplying energy only (4 calories per gram).
Raw sugar contains other minerals apart from sucrose (Potassium, Calcium and Iron), in small quantities.
Whole cane sugar (Panela) contains several vitamins (B-group vitamins), minerals (Potassium, Calcium and Iron) apart from sucrose, which has inherent benefits:
Supplying energy very quickly after exhausting efforts.
FOOD AND HEALTH
The main sugar’s use is to supply energy our bodies need for proper functioning of the organs, such as brain and muscles. The brain consumes 20% of the energy coming from glucose, and it is also needed as an energy source for other body tissues. Our body relies so heavily on glucose, that it synthesizes glucose from other substrates when it lacks of it.