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Juicing, with Sugarcane

by on February 24, 2015
 

Genius, I thought as soon as my eyes fell upon the juicer.

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Still in its box after 6 months, the time was now.

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If you know me, you’ll know I’m crazy about sugarcane, even when it involves physical labour. So the idea of juicing it was sooooooooo welcome.

Well, it took me a few minutes to get the hand of the machine, and then it was a breeze.

In no time, the stalks of the cane were spit in two – a pile of shredded sugarcane and a glass of juice. I was shocked at how efficient the machine was/is, to shred sugar cane to cotton candy is no easy feat.

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Joy. Till it was time to drink and I noticed a thick head of fibres…

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I strained it off, with cheesecloth in a sieve but still, the resulting juice was sweet but gritty.

And when I decanted the juice into mini glasses, there remained another layer of sediment. Sigh.

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Alas, the search isn’t over for easy sugarcane juice. Somebody help me :).

I do have one last plan but I’m not hopeful it’ll work. We’ll see.