FACTS

How is white sugar obtained
from the sugar cane plant?

The cane, which contains 10-15% sucrose, is ground to extract the juice, which in turn is boiled until the syrup thickens and crystallizes. The crystals are spun in a centrifuge to produce raw sugar. At a refinery, the raw sugar is washed and filtered to remove impurities and colors, and crystallized, dried and packaged.