Sugar cane

Title Info
Common name Sugar cane
Scientific name Saccharum officinarum
Taxonomic group Poaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants; Industrial products
Food plants Other
Keywords Gramineae
Sugar cane, <i>Saccharum officinarum</i>
Related materials: Sugar

Sugar cane. This species probably arose in the South Pacific. The first cane sugar was probably created about 3,000 years ago in India, by evaporating the cane juice. The waste material left over after the creation of sugar is used as animal feed, fuel, or as raw material for making paper.