On Amami Oshima Island, farmers harvest up to 4 sugar cane harvests per year, thanks to an ideal climate for cane cultivation, which allows black sugar production all year round.
In China, a popular drink is prepared that is used to warm the body in winter, and to treat colds: tea with ginger and black sugar. If you want to prepare it, here is the recipe, to drink preferably after meals:
- 1 cup of chopped ginger
- 5 cups of water
- 5 tablespoons of black sugar
Crush the ginger and boil it with the water. When the water comes to a boil, let it simmer for about half an hour. Then flavor it with black sugar and it's ready!
In Indonesia, slimming tea is prepared, a mixture of green tea, enzymes and black sugar.
It seems that black sugar is not only an Asian ingredient, in the book "The Lady in the Palace" by Marlena DiBlasi, we find mentioned several times a black sugar, used to sweeten drinks and cooking. Also, it is found in Argentina to make a paste coated with black sugar, widespread throughout the country.