Sugar cane, a plant that originated in Asia and belongs to the Graminae family, has the scientific name Saccharum officinarum. Cane sugar is, then, the product of the extraction of the natural sucrose contained in these plants. It grows in hot, humid climates, in fertile soils, and reaches 4-5 meters in height. Cane sugar is produced by the extraction of the natural sucrose contained in the plant. The sugar is obtained through the evaporation of the pure cane juice, carried out after filtration and clarification. The harvest is completed before flowering, when the stalks are full of water and sugar.
The sugar cane selected by Sambava Épices is cultivated and transformed without refinement in Tamatave. The sugar produced is whole, and features a subtle fragrance with a hint of caramel. It is purified, concentrated and crystallized with no further alteration or chemical transformation. Rich in vitamins A, C, B1, B2 and B6, and in mineral salts including calcium, phosphorous, zinc, fluoride and magnesium, it is also flavored with vanilla pods and finely ground cinnamon sticks. The sugar cane from Sambava Épices has fair trade and organic certifications.
Ideal for enriching any sweet dish, such as cakes, panna cotta and trifle, and for sweetening infusions. Not to be confused with raw cane sugar, which is simply a refined sugar like white sugar. Cane sugar is an ideal complement to all types of sweetmeats, such as pastries, panna cotta, zabaione made with fruit pulp, and fruit desserts, but also as a sweetener for herbal infusions. It should not be confused with common brown sugar, which in contrast is a refined sugar. As a natural, complete form of sugar, cane sugar has a sweetening power equivalent to refined sugar, but with 40% fewer calories. Cane sugar is also exquisite with pork and chicken and with papaya- based salads.
Toamasina means "that seems salty" in Malagasy (Tamatave or French name) is a large city in eastern Madagascar, the eponymous capital of the province of Toamasina and the Eastern region.
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