Sweet dreams are made of this
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CTA. 2002. Sweet dreams are made of this. Spore 98. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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With sugarcane grown in about 90 tropical countries, we nearly all know a local variety of tasty, fresh juice made from sugarcane, rich in energy, minerals and vitamins. The juice s value, however, is seriously limited by the fact that it only...
With sugarcane grown in about 90 tropical countries, we nearly all know a local variety of tasty, fresh juice made from sugarcane, rich in energy, minerals and vitamins. The juice s value, however, is seriously limited by the fact that it only keeps for a couple of hours, because of the large amounts of germs. Besides, the liquid is cloudy and contains undesirable particles (colloidal impurities). Researchers of the Plant Product Processing Department of the French West Indies-Guyana Research Centre (INRA) addressed this problem some years ago by developing a micro filtration process, sieving out the unwanted parts without affecting its original taste. The refined method has now been patented and a company JUCANN Tech had been launched to develops sugarcane-juice based products. Their first product is a soft drink, but the research and development company foresees products such as sweet wines, ice creams and sports drinks. [caption to illustration] The gain from the cane, in Haiti L Fahrasmane, INRA Antilles Guyane Station de Technologie des produits végétaux, 97170 Petit-Bourg, Guadeloupe (France) Fax : + 33 5 90 25 54 01 Email : Louis.Fahrasmane@antilles.inra.fr