Sugarcane history

Fun fact! Sugarcane has been cultivated for over 4,000 years. Methods for manufacturing sugar from sugarcane had been developed in India by 400 BC. Europeans were introduced to sugar during the crusades, and by the 11th century AD, sugar was being imported all over Europe. Christopher Columbus likely brought sugarcane to the West Indies.

Sugarcane has been cultivated for over 4,000 years. Methods for manufacturing sugar from sugarcane had been developed in India by 400 BC. Europeans were introduced to sugar during the crusades, and by the 11th century AD, sugar was being imported all over Europe. Christopher Columbus likely brought sugarcane to the West Indies.

Source: https://www.agmrc.org/commodities-products/grains-oilseeds/sugarcane-profile