PROCESSING OF SUGARCANE IN KENYA

PROCESSING OF SUGARCANE IN KENYA




  • At the factory the cane is put in large water tanks where it is washed.
  • It‟s passed through a machine which cuts it up into short pieces.
  • The pieces are passed between rollers to crush and squeeze out the juice.
  • Fine matter in suspension and soluble non-sugars are precipitated leaving the juice.




  • The juice is boiled with lime until it turns into a thick syrup.
  • The syrup is passed through crystallizers where sugar crystals grow.
  • Its then led into centrifuges to separate crystals from molasses resulting in raw coarse brown sugar.
  • The brown sugar is decolorized with carbon black.
  • Repeated crystallization is done to obtain various grades and sizes.
  • The sugar is then dried and screened.
  • Its then packed in bags for storage and sale.

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