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how does one eat ., cook ., sugar cane.? Answered

ssaw sugar cane for sale in the grocery store  on the weekend  how does one ues it recipes for example thanks

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aerayBest Answer (author)2011-04-10

Cut it into 12" lengths and then peel them with a sharp knife, removing the outer fibrous layer (about 1/16" thick). Chunk up the innards into 1" pieces (they'll look kind of like marshmallows) and chew them until the juice is gone and the pith is compressed into a wad. Spit out the wad and repeat. It is best chilled. It can also be split lengthwise, after peeling, into "swizzle sticks" roughly 1/4" square and used to garnish cold drinks. Extracting the cane juice for use in a recipe would be quite tedious and time-consuming without the right equipment but I have seen hand-cranked extractors in use in Mexico and Central America. The extracted juice is consumed as-is or added to another beverage, typically some kind of fruit juice.

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Vyger (author)aeray2011-04-10

They also ferment it to make rum.

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Re-design (author)Vyger2011-04-11
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belfast (author)2011-04-19

thanks to all on replying on my question about sugarcane use.s again thanks ballyhome;

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lemonie (author)2011-04-10


Raw cane is generally chewed (aeray), and is a known cause of tooth decay in cane-producing countries.
Otherwise you extract the juice.

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aeray (author)lemonie2011-04-11

I've been places in Mexico, during cane season, where the streets are almost covered in chewed-out pith. It kind of looks like a bunch of old washed-out cigarette filters (without their paper). It is tasty, though, and cheap.

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frollard (author)2011-04-10

You can make granulated sugar from it -- just build a factory :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIgavNuBRRA

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