Turbinado Sugar is a less processed variety of the sweet, white, crystalline sucrose most often used as an additive to foods to sweeten or add texture. Turbinado Sugar is produced by evaporating the water out of first-pressing sugar cane or sugar beet juice, and then spinning the resulting crystals in turbines to dry them.
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Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Turbinado Sugar is a less processed version of the standard granulated white sugar, offering a slightly coarser texture and subtle, natural, molasses-like quality. Our Turbinado Sugar is produced by evaporating the water out of first-pressing sugarcane or sugar beet juice, and then spinning the resulting crystals in turbines to dry them. Compared to refined white sugar, Turbinado Sugar contains more moisture and more natural, molasses-like flavor, making it a good substitute for traditional brown sugar in recipes. It is also often used as a finishing sugar, to add texture to the top of baked goods such as cookies and pastries.
Refined sugar was only accessible to the wealthy before the 18th century. The British dominated the sugar industry and were driven to many tropical countries and the Americas where sugarcane plantations became a major overseas commodity, introducing the trade triangle that intensified slave trade.
In 1801, the first European beet sugar factory was established, making domestic production popular and accessible to the masses and inevitably making sugar a household staple.
Today, roughly 70% of sugar is derived from sugarcane in tropical countries and 30% is derived from beets, mainly in Europe and North America.