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03-22-2008, 07:58 PM
So, turbinado is labeled raw sugar. Is there any reason I've never heard mention of it in the raw world? I mean, sugar is kinda sugar, whether it be raw agave or raw honey, right? Any feedback? thanks
03-23-2008, 12:42 AM
From what I understand, it isn't raw to the raw world, but it goes through 1 less step as far as processing when compared to white sugar. I heard and read that on different sites. lime.com has renee loux (the raw chef) and michael nischan. you can find this on youtube b/c limetv.com or lime.com is no longer a cable station. he shows different sugars and explains them. I use it when I want crystals or a hardened sugar effect. I like the taste and use it when I need to, but mostly I use agave, stevia, or no sugar at all.
03-23-2008, 02:14 AM
turbinado sugar fools most people into thinking it's healthier and less processed because of it's name, it is just processed sugar, the name turbinado comes from the big metal bin it's processed in... here this is from Wikipedia
"Turbinado sugar may be confused with Sucanat; however, the two are fundamentally different. Turbinado sugar contains only a trace amount of its original molasses content, making it more or less like refined sugar except with a golden color and a hint of molasses flavor. Sucanat, on the other hand, retains its full molasses content and flavor, thus making it, as stated above, pure dried cane juice. Its grainy form also contrasts with the clear, crystalline form of Turbinado.
03-24-2008, 01:48 AM
thanks raw erin,
I didn't know very much about sucanat.
03-24-2008, 03:22 AM
yeah- apparently it's the least processed sugar I could find other than agave and stevia and such, I think I'm gonna look into getting some
03-24-2008, 07:41 AM
yes but its still sugar, no?
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