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
My wife bakes a lot. We only eat at home. So she loves this sugar and raw sugar.John, Livonia, MI
Adds a delicious molasses flavor to baking. The slight brown color can make it tricky to determine if the baked goods are done. Hint: Great for that 1 TBSP of sugar in Asian cooking or in place of brown sugar in BBQ sauce.Deborah, Harrisburg, MO
Being a Brit, we use demerara in a lot of our bakes and when I can find it, it's always expensive. Nuts.com is not only a very good price, quality is the bestkaren, Prineville, OR
Great for Baking and daily use.MAMTA, Jamaica, NY
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