• Mauritius

    Learn about the rich history of Mauritius and its development as a stopover on the trade routes to a dynamic developing nation. “Discover” articles feature the island’s regions, sister islands, culture and nature.

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  • Gastronomy

    The diversity of cuisine in Mauritius derives from its cultural mix of colonialism and migrants over several centuries. Some would say that ‘tourist’ recipes have been rediscovered and others refined.

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  • Leisure

    Mauritius has an abundance of cultural, nature, entertainment activities and events that both the locals and tourists can enjoy. We should not forget sports, may they be local, regional or international.

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  • Lifestyle

    Is it about the values that you and your family want to live by or is it the persona you want to project? It can be about your wardrobe, a smartphone, a car or your home furnishings. In other words it is about your lifestyle!

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  • Wellness

    Mauritius has a holistic approach to good health with spas, yoga, natural remedies and other methods, while the population is provided with free access to hospital services and wellness parks.

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  • Romance

    Romance comes easy for a tropical island, so naturally Mauritius has become a dream destination for weddings and honeymoons. Couples (local and foreign) can find information and ideas right here.

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  • Travel - Tourism

    The South-East Indian Ocean features great travel destinations with the Mascarene or the Vanilla Islands offering great holiday opportunities including Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion, Madagascar and Seychelles

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The production of sugarcane in Mauritius The sugar production process includes the following stages and elements:
Harvesting - The cut or harvest is generally from June to November. This is completed manually with a sickle or mechanically. Then the cargo is transported to the factory.
The factory – includes: grinding mills, heaters, decanters, evaporators, cookers, mixers and centrifuges, plus lots of water to heat the syrup when steamed
Stripping - The cane is stripped of their leaves and chopped into small pieces before going through the grinding mills.
Grinding – Fibre cane pieces fall through the horizontal cylinders which crush the dense fibre cane as they turn to extract the juices.

Clarification: The extracted juice is then clarified in tanks.

Evaporation: The juice is heated to evaporate 80% of the water it contains, which produces a thick syrup. The steam released is used to heat the juice from the next tank to increase efficiency.

Crystallization: The syrup is heated in tanks at moderate temperatures, which thickens and crystallizes it to form the sugar that we are familiar with.

Cooling: The crystals are then cooled in large mixers.

Drying: Centrifuges are used to dry the crystals and separate them from the coating of molasses, which flow to one side, while the golden brown crystals flow to the other.