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Ondrongan, brown sugar from sugarcane

  • Field workers harvest sugarcane to have it ready for crushing in Purwosekar village in Malang, East Java. The cane will be sold either to brown sugar makers or large sugar factories, depending on its quality. Better quality cane will fetch a better price among brown sugar makers. JP/ Aman Rochman

    Field workers harvest sugarcane to have it ready for crushing in Purwosekar village in Malang, East Java. The cane will be sold either to brown sugar makers or large sugar factories, depending on its quality. Better quality cane will fetch a better price among brown sugar makers. JP/ Aman Rochman

  • A worker loads sugarcane onto a truck during this year’s harvest season in Purwosekar village in Malang, East Java. JP/ Aman Rochman

    A worker loads sugarcane onto a truck during this year’s harvest season in Purwosekar village in Malang, East Java. JP/ Aman Rochman

  • Supardi, 38, crushes the sugarcane to get the juice to make ondrongan brown sugar, which will be used to make seasonings in Genengan village in Malang, East Java. JP/ Aman Rochman

    Supardi, 38, crushes the sugarcane to get the juice to make ondrongan brown sugar, which will be used to make seasonings in Genengan village in Malang, East Java. JP/ Aman Rochman

  • Workers tend the fire in a stove used for boiling sugarcane juice to make brown sugar in Genengan village in Malang, East Java. The home industry produces 800 kilograms of brown sugar per day and sells 100 kg for Rp 90,000 (US$6.60). JP/ Aman Rochman

    Workers tend the fire in a stove used for boiling sugarcane juice to make brown sugar in Genengan village in Malang, East Java. The home industry produces 800 kilograms of brown sugar per day and sells 100 kg for Rp 90,000 (US$6.60). JP/ Aman Rochman

  • Supardi, 38, boils sugarcane juice to make brown sugar for an ingredient for seasonings like sweet soy sauce. Supardi is the owner of the home industry in Malang, East Java. JP/ Aman Rochman

    Supardi, 38, boils sugarcane juice to make brown sugar for an ingredient for seasonings like sweet soy sauce. Supardi is the owner of the home industry in Malang, East Java. JP/ Aman Rochman

  • Men stir and tamp down the brown sugar to cool it in a container in a home industry in Genengan village in East Java. JP/ Aman Rochman

    Men stir and tamp down the brown sugar to cool it in a container in a home industry in Genengan village in East Java. JP/ Aman Rochman

  • The time needed to cool and solidify the brown sugar depends on the quality of the sugarcane. JP/ Aman Rochman

    The time needed to cool and solidify the brown sugar depends on the quality of the sugarcane. JP/ Aman Rochman

  • Sulis, 30, rakes the brown sugar to be packed into 50-kg sacks in a home industry in Genengan village in East Java. JP/ Aman Rochman

    Sulis, 30, rakes the brown sugar to be packed into 50-kg sacks in a home industry in Genengan village in East Java. JP/ Aman Rochman

  • Ondrongan brown sugar in a 50-kg sack waits to be sold as an ingredient to a seasoning maker. JP/ Aman Rochman

    Ondrongan brown sugar in a 50-kg sack waits to be sold as an ingredient to a seasoning maker. JP/ Aman Rochman

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