Sugarcane is a grass plant with 36 varieties and contains no fats. Sugarcane is one of the largest produced crops in the world, as it is used on a daily basis all around the world.
We use it to sweeten our desserts, drinks like tea, coffee, and juices and is also excellent in natural and nutritious natural juices.
This South Asian plant can produce a nutritious drink that efficiently quenches thirst and also revitalizes the body.
Sugar cane juice is a 100% natural drink, and a 240 ml or 8-ounce serving of it contains no zero fat, cholesterol, protein, and fiber, but high amounts of potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, and iron.
Take a look at the following nutrition facts of a serving of 100 grams of juice:
- Calories 269
- Sodium 58 mg
- Potassium 63 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 73 g
- Sugar 73 g
- Calcium 1%
- Iron 19%
- Magnesium 2%
Here are some of the health benefits of sugarcane:
- Sugarcane juice is a natural low-sodium and low-cholesterol drink that improves the function of the kidneys;
- This juice lowers triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels and prevents cardiovascular disease;
- Sugarcane juice is a rich source of iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and manganese, so a glass daily keeps the bone strong as you age;
- Sugarcane is highly alkaline, so its regular consumption can prevent prostate and breast cancer;
- Sugarcane juice contains alpha hydroxy acids, specifically glycolic acid, which has potent antioxidant effects on the skin and reduces; signs of aging, scars, wrinkles, blemishes, and discoloration;
- Sugarcane is rich in sucrose, a simple form of sugar, which quickly boosts energy levels and can be used in food items like jaggery and molasses;
Here is how to make your homemade sugarcane juice:
- 2 sticks Sugarcane medium size
- 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1/2 cup water
- Small Piece of ginger (optional)
Wash the sugarcane, and using a sharp knife, peel the outer layer, and cut them in pieces, no longer than an inch. Blend the sugarcane pieces, and add water and ginger.
Then, strain the mixture using a strainer or muslin cloth, and add a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Leave the juice in the fridge to cool.