THE COOK’S TOUR
- Real brown sugar, not highly processed white sugar with a little molasses tossed in;
- Richer flavor but lower glycemic index because it’s not overpurified
- Higher in the natural minerals of sugar cane stripped by purification;
- Handles well at high temperatures;
- Stores well.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
India Tree’s Muscovado Sugar is real deal brown sugar. American, “brown” sugar is just refined white sugar with molasses put in it. Muscovado is sugar, made in Mauritius, extracted from the juice of sugar cane using evaporation. When crystallization occurs the sugar is put into a centrifuge that separates a crystal-rich dark mush and drains off excess molasses.
It’s nutritionally richer and healthier than U.S. “brown” sugar or refined sugar. The minimal processing retains most of the natural minerals inherent in the sugarcane juice, so 100g would be provide mineral salts 740 mg max., phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron.
Muscovado handles well at high temperatures and does not burn like brown sugar. That makes it great not only for baking, but for sweet sauces and fried sweet plantains. It’s also a good, more natural sugar for things like coffee.
It has a long shelf life. If it hardens, simply spray once with a little mist of distilled water, let it set, stir, and it will rehydrate enough to be pliable again.
This is the king of the brown sugars. Much richer than white-sugar brown, and better balanced than coconut sugar. India Tree delivers a ChoiceStuff Five Diamond product that will revolutionize your recipes which call for brown sugar!