Sustainable Household- Level Production Of Muscovado Sugar
Agriculture|July 2017

Muscovado is defined as a type of partially refined to unrefined brown sugar with a strong molasses content and flavor.

Julio P.Yar.Jr.

It is produced from the juice of sugarcane by boiling it to a prescribed temperature and evaporation until crystallization occurs. The boiled sugarcane juice is then granulated in a cooling pan by a constant shifting action through a traditional manual method.

The product, which can vary from light to a very dark brown color, will become slightly coarser and stickier than most brown sugars. Traditionally, muscovado takes its flavor and color from its source, sugarcane juice, and has a reasonably long shelf life.

Allaboutdiabetes.net describes muscovado sugar as the immediate sugar created in crystallizing sugarcane juice. It is considered the purest form of sugar, and as such, muscovado sugar retains the natural nutritional content of sugarcane such as calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, and zinc, as well as vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants, proteins, soluble fiber, and other healthy compounds.

These nutrients are removed or damaged during the filtering, bleaching, and heating used to produce white sugar. Because these nutrients are preserved in its making, muscovado sugar is considered to be healthier than ordinary white refined sugar.

HOME PRODUCTION

The introduction of householdbased muscovado sugar production could improve the lives of farmer-beneficiaries, particularly those of sugarcane farmers during the off milling season. With the introduction of innovations through practical technology, and good motivation, this initiative could help address the social issues of income and underemployment in a particular community.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM AGRICULTUREView All

REMINDERS WHEN GETTING GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES CERTIFICATION FOR CORN FARMING

AS PER THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (DA), Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is a set of guidelines to ensure safety and quality in fruit and vegetable production. A webinar series hosted by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Central Luzon talks about these Good Agricultural Practices, particularly for corn farming.

4 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

FORMER SALES ASSOCIATE NOW RUNS HIS OWN SEEDLING BUSINESS WITHOUT OWNING LAND

AS OPPOSED to what many people think, one doesn’t have to buy a lot in order to start a farm business. Arnel Tandang, 50, operations manager and owner of AGT Seedlings Supply, proves that establishing an agricultural enterprise is possible even if you don’t own property.

4 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

SECOND TIME'S A CHARM: NORTH COTABATO FARMER FINDS PROFIT IN NATURAL FARMING

FARMING is one of the sources of income at Aleosan municipality, North Cotabato. Vicente S. Cornelio, Jr Tatay Sinon to friends, from Barangay Palacat is one such farmer.

5 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

PASSION FOR COFFEE LED A UK NATIONAL TO START A PLANTATION IN BATANGAS

COFFEE has become an important element in starting one’s day. A fresh cup can awaken the senses and help many face the day. Apart from this, the beverage has a wide range of flavors and aromas that people can change according to their preference. Still, the taste of pure, quality coffee can speak for itself even without sugar, cream, and other additions.

5 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

FARMING FAMILY TURNS COCONUT PLANTATION INTO THRIVING INTEGRATED FARM

THERE’S A SAYING THAT GOES, “the family that prays together stays together.” This can also be the same for the family who farms.

9 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

REVOLUTIONIZING PHILIPPINE FISH FARMING AQUACULTURE COMPANY GROWS TILAPIA IN INDOOR CONCRETE TANKS

WHEN ENGAGING IN BUSINESS, it pays to have a competitive edge or unique selling point to be able to rise above competitors in the market. These advantages can come in different forms such as products, services, and technology.

7 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

HOMEOWNER TURNS THEIR STORAGE AREA INTO A REFRESHING DINING AND GARDEN SPACE

A HOME holds a special place in Filipino culture. It’s both an area for personal relaxation as well as for entertaining guests.

2 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

TOUCHED BY THE SUN'S RAYS: BUKIDNON TRIBAL COOPERATIVE PRODUCES AWARD-WINNING COFFEE

THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BUKIDNON have been growing coffee for a long time, but it wasn’t until 2017 that their efforts were recognized on an international scale.

4 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

A PRIMER ON FREE RANGE CHICKEN PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT PART 1: BREEDS AND HOUSING

CHICKENS are the main source of some dinner table essentials such as eggs and meat. To meet the large demand of products, most chicken farms breed their chickens indoors in wire cages or similar conditions to properly manage the layers or broilers.

4 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

Farming In Times Of Pandemic

One of the most pleasant surprises of the pandemic is the sudden trend of urban gardening and backyard farming. The scarcity of some basic supplies, coupled with the “stay at home” policy has encouraged people to get interested in growing their own food.

4 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021
RELATED STORIES

Forging a path to carbon transparency

HOW LOGITECH’S LOW-CARBON DESIGN STRATEGY IS TRANSFORMING AN INDUSTRY

2 mins read
Fast Company
Summer 2021

HELPING HANDS

Adult Daycare Stimulates Minds While Offering Caregivers a Change of Pace

4 mins read
Central Florida Health News
April 2021

Bills Digest BUZZ Box: Five hot topics Bills fans are talking about

Bills Digest editor Mark Ludwiczak and editor-at-large Chris Brown weigh in on a handful of the hottest subjects Bills fans have been sounding off about in e-mails to our offices, radio call-in shows and Internet message boards. Have an opinion? Feel free to send an email to Chris (AskChris@bills.nfl.net) or Mark (Mark@asmpublishing.com).

4 mins read
Bills Digest
March 29, 2021

B&B: WYATT ASKS KATIE FOR A FAVOR

In an attempt to mend fences between Flo and the Logans, Wyatt reaches out to his ex, Katie.

2 mins read
Soap Opera Digest
March 01, 2021

GLASS CANNON

How Obsidian built its reputation for masterful, yet buggy, RPGs

5 mins read
PC Gamer US Edition
March 2021

Looking back at 2020 season

The 2020 season will absolutely be remembered for being one of the strangest and most disappointing in franchise history.

6 mins read
Silver & Black Illustrated
February - March 2021

Longisquama

“Determined to travel from the North Pole to the South Pole, Amos Barrett and his team of adventurers have arrived in the Late Triassic to drive the length of Pangea, the only time in the planet’s history when the continents had fused into one giant landmass.

10+ mins read
Prehistoric Times
Winter 2021 #136

The Girl in the Dream

Was this a church? The high, vaulted ceilings made it seem like one—almost but not exactly.

5 mins read
Mysterious Ways
February/March 2021

Snagged anchors and empty gas bottles

Mishaps on a mid-Med adventure

10+ mins read
Ocean Navigator
January- February 2021

THE ART OFTHE SNACK Alfie's Bar + Kitchen

This month's The Art of the Snack takes us to Alfie's Bar & Kitchen where we find out about this organic and sustainable eatery. Chef Darren Pettigrew talks about what we should think about ordering from signature dishes to cocktails and how they have been navigating these past few months!

3 mins read
Athleisure Mag
December 2020