White Rock Crystal Sugar
White Rock Sugar Crystals are a large, faceted variety of the sweet, white, crystalline sucrose, most often used as an additive to foods for texture or visual interest.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Pure cane sugar.
These Rock Sugar Crystals are formed through a crystallization process of saturating granulated sugar in water and agitating the dissolving process. These large sugar crystals form into small rocks, perfect for adding visual interest to confections or using on the table for coffee or tea.
Sugar is derived mostly from sugarcane and sugar beets through heat extraction before it is processed into the refined sugar that is most commonly used today. Processed 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 sugar cane in tropical countries and 30% is derived from beets, mainly in Europe and North America.
In this recipe, using our visually appealing White Rock Crystal Sugar allows the sweetness to slowly distribute into the sauce as it cooks down and thickens. Paired with fresh ginger, this one-pan meal is flavorful yet simple to prepare.