Sugarcane juice is the drink that is famous all over the world especially in the countries that produce sugarcanes. Pakistan is one of the counties that produce the sugarcane on the large scale. This beverage is very famous in the whole country. Roadside vendors can be seen offering the sugarcane juice. Sugarcane juice is also known as “roh” or “ganny ka rass” in Pakistan. This drink is usually taken in summers as it helps to reduce the effects of hot weather. It is natural drink with no side effects. Some people like to add lemon juice, bit of ginger and mint in it that help to boost its taste.
Sugarcane juice can be extracted just by pressing the sugarcane into its machine. No other efforts are required. Roadside vendors are not difficult to find in Pakistan as they can be found in all over the city without any effort to search them. These vendors extract the fresh juice on the order of customer and as per demand of customer pour lime or ginger juice and add ice to chill it. To add taste pinch of salt or black paper can also be used. The roh or sugarcane juice is served in the glasses. As sugarcane itself has no harming effect on body similarly sugarcane juice does not have harming effect even the sugar patients can also take a moderate amount of it with having a fear of increasing their sugar levels.
Sugarcane is the source of calcium, cobalt, chromium, copper, magnesium, zinc, potassium, proteins, fibers, vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and c. it has so many other components that are good for health.
Sugarcane juice is alkaline in its nature and it helps to combat cancer, as cancer cannot live in alkaline environment. The alkaline nature also helps to strengthen the liver and keep it healthy. Sugarcane juice is often recommended to the people suffering from liver disease. It is has a rich amount of carbohydrates that helps to instantly energize and refresh the body. It supports the kidneys to execute their function properly and keeps the flow of urine clear. As it is often consumed in summers, it helps to hydrate the body quickly after a prolonged exposure of heat or physical activity. In jaundice, sugarcane juice can be helpful in its faster recovery. There are so many other benefits of sugarcane juice.
People of Pakistan are very fond of it not just because of its taste but also of its health benefits.