Top 10 Benefits of Sugarcane
A glass of sugarcane juice not only quenches our thirst but also invigorates us. Given its popularity to beat the heat, it is no surprise that India is one of the leading producers of sugarcane. It is called by many different names depending on the local language.
Scientific Name – Saccharum officinarum
Family – Poaceae
Origin – Papua New Guinea
Other Names – Ganna (Hindi), Karumbu (Tamil), Karibpu (Malayalam), Cheruku (Telugu)
Sugarcane has no fats. It is, in fact, a 100% natural drink. It has about 30 grams of natural sugar. Hence, you do not have to add extra sugar for sweetness.
Sugarcane juice is an alkaline forming food due to the high concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese in it. Some diseases like cancer cannot survive in an alkaline environment and that’s why studies show that it is effective in fighting cancer, especially prostate and breast cancer.
Sugarcane helps cure infections and the common cold, fights against fever and boosts the body’s protein levels. There are a many other great health benefits of sugarcane juice that you must learn about.
It is a grass plant of the genus saccharum and has 36 varieties.