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Turbinado Sugar

Nutritional Information

1 tsp, turbinado sugar

  • Calories 15
  • Calories from Fat 0
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0g0%
  • Saturated Fat 0g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 0mg0%
  • Potassium 0mg0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g1%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g0%
  • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 0g0%
  • Calcium 0mg0%
  • Iron 0mg0%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%

Turbinado Sugar on Wikipedia:

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Demerara (sugar). (Discuss) Not to be confused with Brown sugar or Demerara (sugar). Turbinado Sugar

Turbinado sugar, also known as turbinated sugar, is made from sugar cane extract. It is produced by crushing freshly cut sugar cane; the juice obtained is evaporated by heat, then crystallized. The crystals are spun in a centrifuge, or turbine (thus the name), to remove excess moisture and molasses, resulting in the characteristic large, light brown crystals.[1][2][3]

Turbinado sugar is similar in appearance to brown sugar but paler, with larger crystals, and in general the two can be exchanged freely in recipes. Turbinado sugar differs from refined white sugar in that it is obtained or crystallized from the initial pressing of sugar cane. Turbinado and demerara sugars are not the same. Edouard Rollet, cofounder of Alter Eco, a food imports company that sells sugars, describes Demerara as having a mild molasses flavor. Turbinado, he says, contains hints of honey[4]. United Kingdom recipes tend to call for demerara, while in the United States, they are apt to use the term turbinado.

In the U.S., most turbinado sugar is produced in Hawaii and is often sold as an organic product. The popular Hawaiian product sold in the U.S. is produced on Maui and marketed under the name brand ``Sugar in the Raw.``[5]

See also

Brown sugar Demerara (sugar) Rapadura

References

^ ``Organic Turbinado Sugar``. http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/brands/Wholesome_Sweeteners/Organic_Turbinado_Sugar.html. Retrieved 2008-09-20.  ^ ``Press release describing manufacturing process for organic turbinado sugar``. http://www.csrwire.com/PressRelease.php?id=3026. Retrieved 2008-09-20.  ^ Packaging, Trader Joe's organic Turbinado raw cane sugar. ^ http://www.chow.com/stories/10674 ^ ``Sugar In The Raw``. http://www.sugarintheraw.com. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 

External links

``Shades of Brown: What's the difference between brown sugars? - CHOW``. http://www.chow.com/stories/10674. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 

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