This is a multi-part message in MIME format. John, If you haven't found/Googled the answer it's raw/unprocessed/unrefined coarse grained cane sugar, usually tan colored. miKe From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of John F Coffey Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 7:41 AM To: homeroast Subject: Re: +OT Turkey Recipe, was: Drum Roasting Problem--Need Advice Hi Mike, What is Turbinado Sugar?? Never heard of it, Is it something special ?? Thanks, --John -------------- John F. Coffey Email - john P.O. Box 524 Blaine, WA 98231
I've always wondered why turbinado is marketed as raw since it is processed similarly to white cane sugar. The process has been altered to allow the final product to retain molasses flavors and to appear less refined.
Hmmm, Turbinado sugar not processed the same, or maybe more accurately as far, as white sugar in my understanding. "Turbinado Sugar is made by crushing the freshly-cut sugar cane to squeeze out the juice, rich in molasses, vitamins and minerals. The cane juice is evaporated and spun in a centrifuge, or turbine, to produce the large sparkling golden crystals. For this reason, this style of natural large sugar crystals is often referred to as Turbinado Sugar." miKe <Snip>
I am a fan of demerara sugar. I was trying to play more than anything else. In my mind I equate raw with being uncooked. I believe in the sugar industry, sugar is considered raw until refined to being nearly only sucrose. The cane juice is "cooked" whether raw or refined.