Trade Whole Cane Sugar
cane sugar is a sweet way to support small rural farmers trying to
work their way out of poverty. Ours is community-produced and
trade certification, under
recertification at the moment (February 2018).
cane sugar is produced by washing and crushing whole sugar cane, then
evaporating the resulting juice, and stirring or beating it until it
granulates. That's it. It's a very simple, natural
and tasty product, which can be used in hot drinks, in cooking, to
sweeten fruit juices and for almost any other situation in which you
would use refined sugar. Ours is certified organic as well as
fair trade, and is the product of small family farms in the western
foothills of the Ecuadorian Andes, using the same traditional methods
as their grandparents did before them.
otherwise, whole cane sugar is known by many names, including
evaporated cane juice, rapadura sugar or unrefined sugar (so long as it
is genuinely unrefined). Be wary of sugars labelled
rules vary from country to country, and note that raw sugar
misnomer and not nearly as natural as it may sound. Asian
consumers may know whole cane sugar under names such as jaggery or gur.
The wide range of Spanish names for it are listed on the
Spanish language page about fair
trade panela, which is the name
farmers know it by.
principles apply to all stages of the production of our whole cane
sugar. From the welfare of the workers harvesting
and their children's right to an education and play time, through to
safety around the boiling sugarcane juice and democratic participation
there are rules in place and ongoing training to support
trade also takes environmental aspects
account, for example working with respect for the soil and
watercourses, and in this way it coexists easily with the
fair trade evaporated cane juice is the product of organic plantations
which provide a haven for wildlife. Each ripe cane is
harvested by hand when it is ready, leaving the rest of the plant
intact and causing minimum disturbance to the ecosystem.
fair trade whole cane sugar can be supplied in bulk or packed ready for
sale with our brand or yours. Write to us at cadoventas1("at")gmail.com
information, or to import organic, community-produced, fair trade whole
Fair trade whole cane sugar from CADO
Whole cane sugar is also known as evaporated
cane juice, unrefined
sugar or rapadura sugar.
Ours is made by a community
enterprise in rural Ecuador and certified organic and fair trade.