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Sugar cane

Sugar cane

Sugar cane was introduced in Guadeloupe in the XVIIth century it is maily used for sugar and rum production.
Nowadays, only one sugar manufacturing plant, the “Gardel”, can be visited at the Moule in Guadeloupe. A cane-crushing factory still exists on Marie-Galante, which was nicknamed “the hundred windmill island”.
Brown sugar is produced, part of it is consumed locally, but most of it is exported.
Apart from sugar and rum, more than five hundred products are derived from sugar cane.