Thursday, September 11, 2014

Harvesting Sugarcane for Juice for Tubo Delight

Part of our property is planted in sugarcane this year. Tubo Delight, a company that sells sugarcane or tubo juice at the local Robinson's mall helped us plant it, and this is our first harvest. Our juice will soon be at their booth at the mall. It's so sweet, plus it's a very healthy drink.

We used to pay people to clear this part of the land as it was always overgrown with weeds. The canes to plant came from this company and now it's being harvested and making money back instead of laying fallow and going to the weeds!  We have a little less than 1 hectare planted in sugarcane. If you have some land you don't know what to do with, go to Tubo Delight Facebook page and send them a message. They are always looking for more planters or sellers of sugarcane. The stalks need to be at least 1 1/2 inches in circumference

I like to use the sugar cane as BBQ sticks. They don't burn up like the bamboo sticks and when the juice caramelizes, it gives the food on it a great flavor!

You can read about the health benefits of sugarcane or tubo juice here:
This is their second trip to harvest part of our sugar cane. They bring their own crew to harvest the sugarcane.
The next time you see our canes they will be at the Tubo Delight booth at Robinson's mall at the back entrance!

You can make a great desert using sugarcane juice and saba banana or plaintain.
Boil the sugarcane juice till it's thickened and then toss in the bananas till they are cooked and coated with the caramelized juice. You can spice it up with cinnamon, cardamom and other spices to give it a more of a zing too!

Tubo Delight does not leave on the peel so all you get is pure fresh sweet healthy sugarcane juice!

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