“Hacienda del Apantle de la Santa Cruz, Memories of its Surroundings”
Sugar cane is mainly used to produce sugar, but it can also be used as a source of raw materials for a wide range of derivatives, some of which can substitute others that have a high adverse ecological impact (cement, paper obtained from wood pulp, etc.) The residuals and sub products, specially the musts from the distilleries contain a great amount of organic and non organic nutrients that can be recycled as fertilizer, food for animals, etc. The phlegm is used as fertilizer; the final honeys and the juices of the sugar production process are used to produce alcohol. In this way we can have a renewable liquid fuel and incorporate the traditional derivatives (chipboards, paper and cardboard, alternative cultivations for animal food and final honeys). A small part of the sugar cane production is used to make “piloncillo” (palm sugar), which in some places is known as “panela”, obtained by concentrating and evaporating the juice of the cane. It is also used as raw material in baking and as a sweetener, for making alcohol and other liqueurs. Sugar cane is also eaten, used especially at Christmas time to fill the piñatas and as an important part of the traditional ponche.
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