What is Sugarcane Juice?
Sugarcane juice is the syrup extracted from pressed sugarcane. “Juice” is misleading as this is not a fruit or vegetable juice. It is consumed as a beverage recipe in many places, especially where sugarcane is commercially grown such as Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Egypt, and Latin America. Evaporated cane juice, as an ingredient in prepared food recipes, is a misleading way of saying “sugar”.
Sugarcane juice is obtained by crushing peeled sugar cane in a mill and is one of the main precursors of rum.
Medicinal Usage of Sugarcane –
In āyurveda, the Indian system of medicine, the sugarcane juice is known in Sanskrit as Phāṇita and its characteristics include an increase of moisture in the body and increased Kapha and semen.
Health Benefits –
Sugarcane juice is a diuretic which means that it helps treat urinary tract infections, kidney stones and ensure proper functioning of the kidneys. Sugarcane juice is rich in the good kind of carbohydrates, protein, iron, potassium and other essential nutrients that make it the ideal energy drinks. Especially in the summer months, a glass of cold sugarcane juice and really lift both your health and your depleting levels of energy. It builds up plasma and body fluids and helps counter dryness and fatigue. Last but not the least, it also has alkaline properties which means it’s good for treating acidity and stomach burns.
Peel the outer skin of the sugarcane and chop it into small pieces.
Now take this in a blender, add ginger and puree. Don't add water.
Now use your hands to extract the juice from the pulp.
Now strain this and add some lemon juice.
Chill this for few hours.