Saturday, April 01, 2006

8th Day Lemonade Diet

I can't believe I'm on my 8th day! I haven't eaten anything solid for 8 days. I start my day with a cup of laxative tea and as I steep my bag of Senna Tea I began to wonder about the availability of local ingredients for my spicy lemonade. Particularly the availability of maple syrup and the lack of sugarcane juice. Here I am indulging in imported and expensive maple syrup because I can't find sugarcane in a country full of sugarcane plantations. Fresh sugarcane juice is full of nutrients and is a refreshing, delicious drink. I would really like to see a sugercane juice stand in my neighborhood grocery...

Here is a nutritional analysis for 100 ml of sugarcane juice.

Sucrose: 16-18%
Glucose 7 Fructose: 0.5-1.0%
Ash: 1.0-2.0%
Nitrogen: 30-160mg
Protein: 180-960mg
Phosphorus: 13-28mg
Potassium: 200-400mg
Sodium: 5-15mg
Calcium: 20-40mg
Magnesium: 40-80mg
Sulphur: 30-80mg
Chloride: 200-400mg
Amino acids: 40-100mg
Phenolic acids: 100-300mg
Iron: Traces
Vitamins: Traces

1 comment:

Riquito said...

Why not grow your own sugar cane on your farm just for your own consumption?