Sugar cane fiber, also known as bagasse, is the fibrous remnant of sugar cane processing. Originally, the term “bagasse” was used to describe this by-product as “trash”, though now this product is used in animal feed production, biofuels, and many other industrial processes.

Health considerations

Though this product is essentially cellulose–a common part of fruits and vegetables–sugar cane fiber is not readily used for human food consumption. There are currently no health-related reasons for this.

May be found in

Animal feed


Encyclopaedia Britannica

Alternative Spellings and Names

Bagasse, Megass

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