[Sca-cooks] sugar cane

Nick Sasso grizly at mindspring.com
Fri Jan 5 14:31:19 PST 2007

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> > > > > Makes perfect sense for sugarcane juice, but does not hold true
sugarcane.  The cane is the container for the juice and will not ferment.
As long as the segments of the cane are unbroken, the juice should not
ferment or mold.  The cane will mold on the outer surface.  Once it is
broken, the cane is waste.

Bear < < < < < < <

I think I am getting a picture here of segmented grass not unlike bamboo.
Inside these segments are little chambers in which you find sugar 'juice'
like sap  . . or is it different than that.  Then, when the chambers are
broken and the grass itself squeezed, the juice is all wrung out of the

If I am in the neighborhood, then I understand a bit more about the cane
walls being protectant for the inner 'stuff'.  It would be as protectant as
the rinds on friut, only more rigid and durable chlorphyl structure et al.
making up the structure.  Am I near close to the picture?  Guess it's time
for the idiot's guide on Wikipedia.

niccolo difrancesco

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