Sugar cane is a type of grass with a bamboo-like jointed stem that grows up to five meters in height and five centimeters in diameter.

WHAT IS SUGAR CANE

What is Sugar Cane

There is NO added sugar in Geevani! Its naturally delicious! The natural sugar found in Geevani sugarcane juice is not the same as the processed white sugar you find on your kitchen table. Meaning, it’s NOT refined sugar. Do you know that it takes forty sugarcanes to produce one tablespoon of processed sugar? The all natural sugar present in Geevani provides your body with an instant boost of energy after a sweaty session of hot yoga, a long hike, a brutal cross fit session, or any endurance sports you might be into. Just enough to bring you back to life!

Geevani Sugar Cane Sourcing

Geevani sources the best tasting, highest quality sugar cane from the tropical coastal plains of Northern Mexico, choosing to partner only with certified growers who are committed to quality, sustainable and harvesting practices.

Once Geevani sugar cane has been harvested, it undergoes a rigorous inspection process before it is cleaned, cut, squeezed and then cold pressure pasteurized, to ensure retention of nutrients and flavor, following strict food safety guidelines and practices.

Sugarcane juice is consumed around the world not only for its health benefits, but also for its great taste and thirst quenching qualities.

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MEXICO

Jugo de Cana in Mexico is also available freshly squeezed at small stands on street corners. Mexicans especially enjoy this beverage during summers to beat the heat!

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GUATEMALA

Sugarcane juice in Guatemala is called Guarapo. Guatemalans like their freshly squeezed sugarcane juice over ice or as a mixer in their cocktails! Yummy! You know what else Guatemalans are famous for? Yes! Delicious Rum that’s also made from fermented Sugarcane juice!

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BRAZIL

Sugarcane juice is greatly appreciated in Brazil, especially in Zona da Mata, where the sugarcane culture has always been dominant, not only because of its flavor, but also because of its great energy value. Among the inhabitants of the countryside, it is customary to drink sugarcane juice while eating sweet bread, a tasty and accessible sandwich; others like to add some lemon drops to it. There are those who appreciate the juice even after the beginning of the fermenting process, when it acquires a flavor similar to that of aluá, a fermented drink typical of the Brazilian “festas juninas” [June Festival], similar to quentão, in the Brazilian Southeast.

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EGYPT

“Asab” which is Sugar cane juice in Arabic is “Egypt´s national drink. Almost every juice shop in Cairo sells Sugarcane juice. Egyptians are one of the oldest cultures in the world, so in Egypt you can find some meals and drinks that have existed for thousands of years and sugarcane juice is one of them. Women buy sugar cane juice in bags and pour it into their baby´s bottle or hand the jugs rather recklessly to the needy tiny hands of their children, while some men add lemon to this juice and leave it for a few hours to ferment and consume it like alcohol!

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SOUTH AFRICA

Most sugarcane in South Africa is grown predominantly in KwaZulu-Natal. South Africans love drinking sugarcane by itself, use it as a sweetener in drinks or desserts and even cook with it!

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INDIA

Sugarcane juice is a very popular drink and is sold almost at every street corner. It’s called “Ganne ka ras” in Hindi or “Cheruku Rasam “ in Telugu and so on. Indians typically like their sugarcane juice with lime and/or ginger over ice.

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THAILAND

Sugarcane juice is a very common drink enjoyed widely in Thailand and other SE Asian countries. It’s consumed mainly because its rich in minerals, it’s cooling and energizing for people especially during the hot summers.

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CHINA

China being a large country with various customs, is not only known for consuming sugarcane juice especially in some Southern provinces, but is a huge manufacturer of sugarcane juicers!

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VIETNAM

Sugarcane juice, called nước mía or mía đá, is very popular in Vietnam as a refreshing drink in the hot climate. Kumquat juice, a citrus, is often added to enhance the flavor. It is available at small street stalls and is often sold alongside other popular Asian beverages.

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AUSTRALIA

Gaining traction in Australia, sugarcane juice is not only consumed for its delicious taste but also because it’s great for the body. Aussies are loving their sugarcane juice just by itself or with a hint of lemon/lime, with some fresh passion fruit juice, or fresh mint!

Health Benefits of Sugar Cane

What We Know

Containing no cholesterol or saturated fats, sugar cane juice is never refined, so it retains much of its original nutritional make-up, making it a refreshing alternative to sodas, energy drinks and other enhanced beverages.  Considered to be low-glycemic, sugar cane juice offers an abundant natural source of electrolytes, essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, making it the perfect way to rehydrate after an energizing series of Sun Salutations or a heart-pounding cardio workout.  

According to Ayurveda principles, sugar cane juice offers many positive benefits supporting good health including increased vitality, improved immunity, and boosted energy. Along with beneficial plant-based phytonutrients, sugar cane juice offers a good source of iron, which helps carry oxygen throughout the body; naturally-occurring potassium, vital for the regular functioning of the body’s cells, tissues and organs; and bone-building calcium too – without any added sugar.  An 8 oz glass of sugar cane juice typically has 13g of sugar – compare that to a 8 oz. glass of grape juice which has 36g of sugar!  No wonder sugar cane juice is considered to be “nature’s original energy drink.”

At 180 calories per 8 oz serving sugarcane juice is full of complex carbohydrates and naturally satiates the body’s need for a nutrient dense replenishment.

Carbohydrates

An 8oz serving of Geevani offers ~185 healthy calories and this is mainly due to the abundance of complex carbohydrates. Let’s get real, we all know that no one can survive on “zero calories”! We all need a healthy sports drink that doesn’t just naturally hydrate, but also provides us with that much needed energy preferably from a natural source! The way mother nature intended! Hence Geevani! In fact, this is one of the reasons that attracted us and drove us to introduce this incredible SUPER JUICE to the US consumers! The main function of carbohydrates is to provide the body and brain with energy. An adequate intake of carbs also spares proteins and helps with fat metabolism. Just like your car needs fuel to make it run, your body needs carbohydrates to make it go. Naturally occurring Complex carbohydrates found in Geevani are by far your body’s favorite source of energy. There is a reason why Sugarcane juice is called “Natures Sports Drink” or “Natures Energy Drink”.

Sugar

There is NO added sugar in Geevani! Its naturally delicious! The natural sugar found in Geevani sugarcane juice is not the same as the processed white sugar you find on your kitchen table! Do you know that it takes forty sugarcanes to produce one tablespoon of processed sugar? Although it’s not a lot of sugar in Sugarcane juice (it’s true, the sugar content in an 8oz serving of Geevani is only 13g which is much less compared to most other juices in the market), the natural sugar that’s present in Geevani provides your body with that instant boost of energy after a sweaty session of hot yoga, a long hike, a brutal cross fit session, or any endurance sports you might be into! Just enough to bring you back to life!

Iron

There is ~3mg (15% DV) of Iron in an 8oz serving of Geevani. This is more than twice the amount of Iron found in one cup of cooked Kale! Iron is needed for a number of highly complex processes that are indispensable to human life. Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. Iron is also involved in the conversion of blood sugar to energy. Metabolic energy is crucial for athletes since it allows muscles to work at their optimum during exercise or when competing. Iron is also essential for production of enzymes, and proper function of immune system.  

Calcium

Yes, an 8oz serving of Geevani offers ~8% (98mg) of your daily Calcium intake! It’s more than twice the amount that you find in freshly squeezed orange juice! Calcium is required for vascular contraction and vasodilation, muscle function, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling and hormonal secretion. Though less than 1% of total body calcium is needed to support these critical metabolic functions, the remaining 99% of the body’s calcium supply is stored in the bones and teeth where it supports their structure and function. When we don’t get enough calcium for our body’s needs, it is taken from our bones.

Potassium

An 8oz serving of Geevani contains 515mg (10%DV) of Potassium which is more potassium than a medium sized banana!  Potassium is one of the essential macrominerals that our human body requires daily to support key processes. A high potassium intake decreases the risk of stroke, lowers blood pressure, protects against loss of muscle mass, preserves bone mineral density, and reduces the formation of kidney stones.

Low Glycemic Index

According to “Organic Lifestyle Magazine,” sugarcane juice has a glycemic index of 43, which, according to the American Diabetes Association, makes Sugarcane Juice a low-glycemic food. It is also quoted in OLM that Sugar cane juice has many nutrients and other beneficial properties and is said by some health practitioners to be almost as medicinal as raw honey.

Carbohydrates

Because the sugar cane is actually a tall grass, most of the juice extracted from the cane contains complex carbohydrates. The good carbs are good for energy.

Sugar

There is NO added sugar in Geevani! Its naturally delicious! The natural sugar found in Geevani sugarcane juice is not the same as the processed white sugar you find on your kitchen table! Do you know that it takes forty sugarcanes to produce one tablespoon of processed sugar? Although it’s not a lot of sugar in Sugarcane juice (it’s true, the sugar content in an 8oz serving of Geevani is only 13g which is much less compared to most other juices in the market), the natural sugar that’s present in Geevani provides your body with that instant boost of energy after a sweaty session of hot yoga, a long hike, a brutal cross fit session, or any endurance sports you might be into! Just enough to bring you back to life!

Iron

There is ~3mg (15% DV) of Iron in an 8oz serving of Geevani. This is more than twice the amount of Iron found in one cup of cooked Kale! Iron is needed for a number of highly complex processes that are indispensable to human life. Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. Iron is also involved in the conversion of blood sugar to energy. Metabolic energy is crucial for athletes since it allows muscles to work at their optimum during exercise or when competing. Iron is also essential for production of enzymes, and proper function of immune system.  

Calcium

Yes, an 8oz serving of Geevani offers ~8% (98mg) of your daily Calcium intake! It’s more than twice the amount that you find in freshly squeezed orange juice! Calcium is required for vascular contraction and vasodilation, muscle function, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling and hormonal secretion. Though less than 1% of total body calcium is needed to support these critical metabolic functions, the remaining 99% of the body’s calcium supply is stored in the bones and teeth where it supports their structure and function. When we don’t get enough calcium for our body’s needs, it is taken from our bones.

Potassium

An 8oz serving of Geevani contains 515mg (10%DV) of Potassium which is more potassium than a medium sized banana!  Potassium is one of the essential macrominerals that our human body requires daily to support key processes. A high potassium intake decreases the risk of stroke, lowers blood pressure, protects against loss of muscle mass, preserves bone mineral density, and reduces the formation of kidney stones.

Low Glycemic Index

According to “Organic Lifestyle Magazine,” sugarcane juice has a glycemic index of 43, which, according to the American Diabetes Association, makes Sugarcane Juice a low-glycemic food. It is also quoted in OLM that Sugar cane juice has many nutrients and other beneficial properties and is said by some health practitioners to be almost as medicinal as raw honey.

One of the things we love and appreciate is that sugar cane juice has all of these nutritional delicious elements. We haven’t found any drink that has this great combination of naturally available nutrients.

Perhaps that’s why Mother Nature made it taste so good.