Sugary treats are one type of food that can always help uplift our mood! It doesn't matter what size or shape the sweet delight may be, as long as it has sugar in it, it makes a sad day much happier! Some of us enjoy sugar so much, that we sprinkle some in our mouths after every meal. But do you know how the crystals of sugar that are available in our pantry are made? If you are just as curious as us about this process by which sugar is made, then we have an eye-opening video for you!
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How Sugar Is Prepared Commercially In India | How Sugar Is Manufactured
Sugar cane is freshly harvested from farms and weighed. Then the sugar cane is placed on conveyor belts and sent for machine cutting. The machine gives finely chopped sugar cane. The process of juicing the sugar cane is the same as the street vendors that sell sugar cane juice; the only difference is that in factories it is done on a large scale and mechanically. The chopped sugar cane is pushed through huge rollers, and the pressure created by the roller helps extract the juice. The extracted juice and the chopped sugar cane are pushed through rollers multiple times, to ensure all the juice is extracted from the canes.
Next, the juice is treated with steam, and sulphur and lime are mixed and then again heated with steam. After this, the juice is left for a while so that the impurities settle down. The pure juice is then processed through evaporators to remove the moisture, turning the juice into a thick sugary syrup. The syrup is moved for crystallization, the sugar syrup is further boiled in tanks and it starts forming crystals of sugar. The crystallized sugar is further treated to steam to remove the dirt and impurities and give the white sugar we use in our daily cooking!
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