Also known as turbinado sugar, demerara sugar is made from crystallized, partially evaporated cane juice. It starts as fresh cut sugar cane which is squeezed to remove the juice. The juice is then partially evaporated and spun in a large turbine until the large, sparkling, golden crystals are formed. This spinning process removes most of the molasses content so that there is only a slight hint of molasses flavor left. Demerara sugar is commonly used as a topping for cookies, muffins, crumbles, pies and Crème Brulee. It also can be used in glazes for meat. No chemicals, bone char or animal by-products are used to make or de-colorize this sugar so it is also ideal for vegan cooking.
The Fair Trade Certified logo on this product ensures that the cooperative of farmers who grew and milled the sugar cane are paid directly and a fair price. This allows for them to compete with large factory farms, cultivate the quality of their crops, send their children to school and to build thriving communities.
Color (ICUMSA Scale): 2500-2900 Max
Moisture: 0.20% Max
Sugar Content: 98.0 g per 100 grams
Ash: 0.40% Max
Granulation Size: 0.9-1.20 mm Max
- Fair Trade
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Stored in AIB Superior Rated Facility
The shelf life of this product is indefinite when stored at ambient temperatures and at 40%-70% relative humidity. Shipping at ambient temperatures and avoiding extreme fluctuations is ideal.
Note: The information listed above for color, moisture, ash, etc. are averaged. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.