Cut Saccharum sugarcane exposing the white fiber one can chew

Sugar is a large export crop of Colombia. One can chew the white raw fiber from the cane to extract the sweet juice. A popular byproduct of sugarcane is panela and a popular drink in Colombia is panela in water with lemon served either hot or cold.

Saccharum with blue sky in background
Golden Saccharum with blue sky in background
Saccharum (sugar) field growing in the Valle de Risaralda
Saccharum growing on a hillside in the Cordillera Occidental
Vendors selling panela from the roadside