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12-06-2005, 05:10 PM
Has anyone had this before? I tried it in Miami this past week and it was pretty good, but I couldn't drink much because it was pretty sweet. Does anyone know anything about its nutritional value or lack of? Also does any one know what a mamey is?
12-06-2005, 07:04 PM
I've eaten the actual fresh cane, never seen just the juice, is it fresh/raw?
the cane was sort of fun to eat, but I could see getting sick of it.
12-07-2005, 12:50 PM
It said fresh and looked raw. I can't be 100% sure it was though. I think it was.
Sharon in Colorado
12-07-2005, 12:54 PM
I bought a sugar cane for my sons to share and it was hard as a rock, literally. I almost broke my kinfe cutting it in two. We then soaked it in water over night, even put the water container in the dehydrator thinking the warmth would soften it up (it stayed submerged so it wouldn't dry out).
I would definately be cautious putting it through my juicer. It just wouldn't soften up for us.
12-07-2005, 01:32 PM
I have friends who love fresh sugar cane juice (Chef Ito introduced us to it) and it's made fresh right in front of us at a few stands nearby. It is absolutely fresh, raw, and unprocessed (though there's no claim of organic). Usually lime is added and it's over ice (again, no claim as to filtered water used for the ice). Anyway, it's pretty scrumptious!
12-07-2005, 01:54 PM
sharon, maybe yours was old and dried up, or too mature or something.
I would say the one I had was quite similar to a fresh ginger, the fibres went lengthwise and you wanted to cut crosswise.
raw truth, that does sound yummy!
Sharon in Colorado
12-07-2005, 02:52 PM
That is what I figured exurb. It came vacuum sealed so I wasn't sure. I have had it before when I was very young in Hawaii.
12-07-2005, 03:44 PM
Sharon, it was definitely either too old (offered for sale too long after it was cut down) or it was too old (as in not harvested when young and juicy). I grow some in my backyard, and it has to be cut when it's still rather young and not all hard and without much "syrup" in it.
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