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Sugarcane juice

Sugarcane juice is the juice extracted from pressed sugarcane. It is consumed as a beverage in many places, especially where sugarcane is commercially grown such as Southeast Asia, South Asia, Egypt, Latin America and Brazil.

The juice is obtained by crushing peeled sugar cane in a mill. It can be a hand cranked machine, or powered. It is served, often cold, and sometimes with other ingredients such as a squeeze of lemon or lime (in Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Pakistan), pineapple (Brazil), passionfruit, ginger (India, Zanzibar) or ice. In Pakistan it can be served with black salt or mint.

Sugarcane juice is especially popular among the Cuban expatriate community in Miami, where it is found in abundance at many locations in Little Havana. It is the national drink of Pakistan, where it is called "roh" and sold fresh nationwide by roadside vendors mostly. It is one of the most widely consumed drinks in India, especially in the northern states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pardesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pardesh. In Egypt, sugar cane juice is a popular drink served by almost all fruit juice vendors, who can be found abundantly in most cities. In Indonesia and Malaysia, sugar cane juice is sold nationwide especially among street vendors. It is bottled for local distribution in some regions and sold at food courts daily. In Singapore, it is sold in food courts only.