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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pure Sugar Cane

Thought you'd never see anything like this. During my stay in the Philippines last year, I was treated to a nice sight. A truck load of pure freshly cut sugar cane on their way to someplace to be processed. It's not too often we see it in it's purest form. I was excited when my aunts pointed it out to me. In some countries in Asia, pieces of sugar cane are actually a treat. You can lick it like a lollipop. I haven't tried it, so I can't tell you how it actually tastes. But I'm sure it's super sweet.

12 comments:

ericriveracooks said...

One of the things I'm looking forward to when I visit Puerto Rico is the access to fresh sugar cane. Makes the best mojito you'll ever have!

Jenn said...

eric, enjoy it while you're there. It's really a treat.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

omg, thats incredible!!

Screamin' Mama said...

My mom used to buy and cut it up for us. We would chew it to get all the juice and sweetness out of it. Yummy! Or you can make soup with it too.

Jenn said...

Screamin' Mama: Sugar cane soup? Interesting.

Kara said...

You can see sights like this in southern Louisiana all the time, driving down the River Road. Picking up the bits of cane that fall off the trucks, washing it off, and chewing on it is pretty yum!

Jenn said...

Kara: I may just have to make a trip to Louisiana then =)

5 Star Foodie said...

I've tasted fresh sugar cane in Hawaii but never seen a truck full of sugar cane like this!

Tangled Noodle said...

We had fresh sugar can juice at Salcedo Market in Makati - like nectar from the gods!

Jenn said...

5 Star Foodie: I literally had my face to the window when I saw this.

Tangled Noodle: I wish I had gotten a taste of it before I left. One day I will.

Sandy said...

Here in South Georgia, they sell sugar cane on roadside markets out on rural roads. Sometimes you'll be lucky enough to pick up a cane or two in the larger cities if there's an international market nearby. I remember chewing on it as a kid, but I'm not as adventurous as an adult.

Jenn said...

Sandy: I'll add South Georgia to my quest for sugar cane as well.

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