Thursday, August 20, 2009

sugarcane juice

sugarcane has been crushed by using a machine in order to get the juice.
you can get this sugarcane juice infront of MRSM Kuala Lipis. RM1 per cup.

Sugarcane is a form of grass that belongs to Poaceae family. It is native to the regions of the Old World, ranging from warm temperate ones to tropical ones.

the benefits of sugarcane juice:

It might seem like an unlikely suggestion from your dentist, but the juice from sugarcane is actually looked upon as a good way to prevent tooth decay.

Sugarcane has a slight rep for being overly sweet, but there is less sugar from the cane than in a can of soda.

Due to its alkaline nature, it helps to fight cancer. Studies indicate that it has positive activity against prostate and breast cancer cells.

It is valuable in during micturation due to high acidity, genorrhoea, enlarged prostate, cyctitis and nepthritis. For better results, it should be mixed with lime juice, ginger juice and coconut water.

source: americanchronicle

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

rubber trees and the machine to process latex

Natural rubber is made from the sap of the wild rubber tree. The bark of the tree is 'tapped', this means cutting small slits into the bark, so that the white sap, known as latex, drips out and is caught in collecting cups/plastic (picture above).

Tapping of rubber trees is done by hand.

In the past, an acid was added to the latex to make the sap set like a jelly. The latex jelly was then flattened and rolled into sheets (using the machine like pictures above) and hung out to dry by workers.