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Our Natural Mill Process

Our sugars are milled right on the farm, the same day as harvest. Our unique, single-crystallization process preserves the original flavor of sun-sweetened sugar cane without the use of additives, preservatives, or animal by-products.

Extraction

Extraction

Juice is pressed from the freshly harvested sugar cane by a series of high pressure rollers. Water is added to improve the extraction and the remaining fiber is used as a clean source of renewable energy.


Purification

Purification

The raw juice is clarified by neutralization and heating and is decanted from the residual field material and fine fiber particles. The residual solids are recovered and returned to the cane fields. 

Filtration

Filtration

The clarified juice is subjected to fine filtration to remove any remaining solids and to sterilize the juice. 

Evaporation

Evaporation

The washed juice is heated with steam to evaporate the water, concentrating it into a sweet, golden syrup.

Crystallization

Crystallization

The cane juice syrup is then "seeded" with tiny sugar crystals and carefully boiled in a large vacuum pan. The crystals grow, forming a rich mixture of crystals and molasses.

Separation

Separation

The mixture of crystals and molasses is separated in a basket centrifuge to spin out the molasses.

Drying

Drying

The golden crystals from the centrifuge are dried, cooled and circulated with dry air before packaging.

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