In 1850, before the 20th Century even began, the Fanjul family milled their first sugarcane. Little did they know at the time that the same passion that drove them to craft that first batch of sugar would eventually grow into all that Florida Crystals has become today. We remain committed to sustainability, dedicated to doing things right and proud to provide the highest quality sugar from our family to yours.
For us, growing sugarcane is a passion that has been passed from generation to generation. Our story started 150+ years ago, and on our family farms we’re ensuring the next chapter is an uplifting one by carefully managing the soil, water and other resources.EXPLORE OUR FARMS
Since 1960, we’ve milled our sugarcane ourselves, allowing us to precisely control how our specialty cane sugars are crafted. Today, we have made our Okeelanta mill a state-of-the-art complex that is among the largest specialty sugar facilities in the world. Our Okeelanta mill demonstrates one more time our commitment to sustainability, as it’s powered by renewable energy and doesn’t rely on public systems for its water supply or treatment.EXPLORE OUR MILLS
Did you know sugarcane is one of the most energy efficient crops on the planet? A single sugarcane stalk contains 30 teaspoons of sugar, 6 teaspoons of molasses, 1 quart of water and 6 ounces of fibrous “bagasse,” which we use as fuel to power our mills. As a C4 plant in a tropical environment, sugarcane absorbs more CO2 than its C3 cousins. It's uniquely capable of capturing CO2 and effectively cleaning the air as it grows delicious sugar for you to enjoy.SUGARCANE 101
At Florida Crystals, we’re proud to use all parts of the sugarcane stalk that we harvest. The water is used in our mills, the fiber becomes clean energy, the molasses provides natural flavor and the sugar is our sweet gift to you. In fact, our processes have become so efficient that our affiliate, Tellus Products, is able to utilize surplus bagasse and convert it into the Tellus® line of compostable tableware.DISCOVER OUR WASTE REDUCTION EFFORTS
We couldn’t do what we do at Florida Crystals without the passionate commitment of each and every one of our farmers. We spoke with a few of our amazing farmers to find out more about the enduring love they have for farming organic.READ THEIR STORIES