Sugarcane is a plant from Southeast Asia. It was brought to the Iberian Peninsula by the Arabs, where it was mainly cultivated in the coastal areas of Malaga and Granada.
It is a very nutritious food, rich in easily absorbed vitamins and minerals such as calcium and iron salts, vitamin B, natural sugars and minerals including potassium, magnesium and iron.
It is a natural sweetener and can be used in yogurts, cottage cheese, fresh cheese, curd etc. As well as being very useful in baking it can be used when cooking meat, fish, tempuras and also in dressings for salads.