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Brazilian Sugar - Introduced during the colonial period, sugar cane has become one of the main crops of the Brazilian economy. Brazil is not only the largest producer of sugar cane, but also the first in the world in the production of sugar and ethanol and increasingly conquers the foreign market with the use of biofuels as an energy alternative.

Sugar cane is an example of a renewable and versatile culture, which can be used as a source of clean energy and raw material products. Brazil is now the world's largest producer of sugar cane. The modernization of 430 plants in operation in the country, with the adoption of new technologies from planting to the production of sugar, ethanol and bioelectricity, strengthened the sector, recognized worldwide for its pioneering and productive efficiency.

Responsible for more than half of the sugar traded in the world, the country should achieve an average production increase rate of 3.25% until 2018/19 and harvest 47.34 million tons of iron ore, which corresponds to an increase of 14.6 million tonnes for the period 2007/2008. For exports, the planned volume for 2019 is 32.6 million tons. It is responsible for 490 million tons of sugar cane per year (2011/2012) and around 90% of Brazilian sugar cane production is harvested in the Center-South region, especially in São Paulo, which represents 60%. .

Main Types / Specifications of Brazilian Sugar

Chewing sticks: These are varieties of sugar cane that have a soft fibrous center that is good for chewing. The fibers tend to stick together when chewing, making it easier to spit them out once the sugar is used up. Syrup sticks.

Syrup Sticks: We have a variety of types of sugar that do not crystallize easily, but are good for making sugar syrup. They are used commercially but also in the home garden.

Crystal canes: Crystal canes are largely commercial varieties with high concentrations of sucrose that are used to make crystallized table sugar.

About ICUMSA: ICUMSA is a global organization that brings together the activities of the National Sugar Analysis Committees in more than thirty member countries. The work is carried out under various Subject headings, each led by a Referee.

It is recommended that the methods be tentatively approved by ICUMSA in the first instance. Once all Commission requirements are met, the methods receive official status. Methods that are demonstrably useful and have found established application, or that do not lend themselves to collaborative testing receive a status of Accepted.

An ICUMSA rating is an international unit for expressing the purity of sugar in solution and is directly related to the color of the sugar. Please note that there are different types of ICUMSA units. For Brazilian sugar, the lower the ICUMSA figure, the whiter the sugar.

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