What is Turbinado Sugar?

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Turbinado sugar is also known as Sugar in the Raw, Plantation Sugar, Washed raw Sugar.

It’s a semi-refined specialty golden brown sugar that has been processed (double washed) for human consumption, but not refined to turn it white.

It has a molasses coating that gives it a golden colour and mild caramel taste.

It’s made from cane and mainly found in restaurants and specialty shops. (Canadian Sugar Institute). In Canada, I buy it at the Bulk Barn Store. Turbinado is close to what would be called Demerara Sugar in the UK.

How to Use Turbinado Sugar

Turbinado and Refined Table Sugar (Granulated Sugar)
  1. You can use turbinado sugar for hot beverages like coffee or tea.
  2. It’s great sprinkled on top of muffins, cakes, pastries or cookies, before baking, because it gives that nice crunchy taste but does not burn or turn into caramel during baking.
  3. Although it can be used for baking, it’s not the best choice because it usually has larger granules than the normal table sugar.

Why is it called Turbinado Sugar?

Turbinado comes from sugar cane juice, which is evaporated, crystallized, and spun in a turbine, hence the name, turbinado.

myfavouritepastime.com Last Updated: March 20, 2018

Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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