Sugar cane is a tropical and subtropical crop that originated in New Guinea and India and is now grown in more than 70 countries across the world. Approximately half of the world’s sugar cane is grown in India and Brazil.Know More
Sugar cane grows well in areas that receive a lot of sun and water and that have well-drained soil. It takes sugar cane approximately a full year to reach maturity, but in some places, including Louisiana, it can reach maturity in as little as 6 months. Once the cane reaches maturity, it is harvested by chopping down the stems while leaving the roots to re-grow.
The cane is taken to the factory where the sugar is extracted. The first step in the process involves removing the cane juice, which is done using a wringer or large roller mills. The juice is dirty due to the soil from the fields where the cane grows, but it is cleaned using slaked lime. The juice is then thickened by boiling off the water, which allows the juice to form a syrup. Additional water is boiled off during the last stage until crystals begin to form. The crystals are dried and finally taken to storage, and the raw sugar, which closely resembles brown sugar, forms a sticky brown mountain. The sweet by-product of sugar is called molasses.Learn More
Jade is derived from a naturally occurring mineral called jadeite, which is collected in locations all over the world, from Alaska to Guatemala and Central Asia. Jadeite comes in several different colors and forms, and it is only known as jade when used as a gem for carving or jewelry.Full Answer >
Table sugar comes from plants, usually sugar cane or sugar beat. There are also minor commercial sugar crops like the date palm, sorghum and sugar maple. Sugar production is a long and complicated process that is highly industrialized.Full Answer >
In the Bible, Eve was the mother of Cain and Abel, and Adam was their father. The brothers are known for differing reasons; Cain for committing the first murder and Abel for being the first murder victim in the Bible.Full Answer >
Peanuts originally came from South America, most likely Brazil or Peru, but they now are grown in many countries around the world. Peanuts are obtained from a mature Arachis hypogaea plant, which looks like a bush.Full Answer >