Demerara is a raw cane sugar often used in home baking and in sweetening coffee and tea. Its crystals are coarse and brown, with a rich molasses flavor. This is similar to Turbinado sugar.
Demerara sugar has nutritional properties similar to those of organic evaporated cane juice: less processed than refined sugar, with more nutrients. Unlike some brown sugars, Demerara is not made by adding molasses to processed sugar; rather, it comes straight from sugar cane juice. The juice is spun in a turbine, causing the water to evaporate and the sugar to crystallize into coarse Demerara.
Demerara sugar gets its name from the region in Guyana where it was first made. Many Americans call it Turbinado sugar, after the turbines in which it is dehydrated. Use Demerara as a substitute for refined sugar in some recipes, as a topping for baked goods and oatmeal, and as a sweetener.
Ratings & Reviews
Hard to find- but a must have ingredient in my holiday baking!Margaret, Charleston, SC
Great for Irish coffees!!!!AVM, Raleigh, NC
Cornmeal mush with crunchy sugar? Yes, please!Cynthia, Arena, WI
Consistent! I've ordered this elsewhere and received a different product every time.S, Haverhill, MA
Evaporated cane juice. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 100g (~3.5 oz.)
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Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.
Country of origin: Malawi