Sugarcane and Barley for Energy and the Health

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sugarcane and Barley for Energy and the Health

There are some sugar producing plants as coconut plant, beet plant, stevia plant, palm (Arena piƱata) plant, and sugarcane. And there are also some other production of plant that can be further process into sugar, such as the cassava and corn and sweet potatoes. The carbohydrates of cassava can be converted into sugar through fermentation process. However, out of the plants, sugarcane is the main source of sugar producing plant.

Sugarcane plant sap has a sweet taste because it is a simple carbohydrates of glucose. Sugar cane is usually processed into a crystal form of sucrose. The process is first crushed the stalk of sugarcane and get the juice. The raw cane juice is then squeezed and filtered with screener. Fluid obtained from the screening process then mixed with calcium oxide to clean from the non- sugar material.

The next stage is bleaching process using sulfur dioxide. The resulting mixture is then boiled while separating trash cane. Then crystalizing the pure liquid with cooled in the mold while stirring. White sugar with high quality is obtained from the last processing machine (centrifuging machine). With sugar our body has the energy for metabolism. In a good proportional and balanced nutrition menu, sweet food makes the body fit and healthy to initiate all the daily activities.

• Barley
One more and an important plant that produces grain/cereal foods is barley. This cereal is widely consumed by the people of Europe and America. Young green barley contains Vitamin B thirty times better than fresh cow's milk, 11 times more calcium content than cow's milk, 5 times higher in vitamin C than spinach and 7 times more than oranges.

Indeed, sugarcane and barley  are energy producing and high energy containing food to serve.