Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dark Brown Sugar

Source - www.wikipedia.org
  1. Brown sugar is a sucrose sugar product with a distinctive brown color due to the presence of molasses.
  2. It is either an unrefined or partially refined soft sugar consisting of sugar crystals with some residual molasses content or produced by the addition of molasses to refined white sugar.
  3. Particle size is variable but generally less than granulated white sugar.
  4. When a recipe calls for "brown sugar" it is usually referring to light brown sugar; dark brown sugar should be used only when specified.
  5. This is relevant primarily when baking recipes sensitive to moisture and density such as cakes, because of the difference in moisture content between the two types.
  6. In other applications, substituting dark brown sugar over light brown will yield a deeper flavor with more caramel much like adding molasses would do.
Nutritional Value
  1. Brown sugar has a slightly lower caloric value by mass than white sugar due to the presence of water.
  2. One hundred grams of brown sugar contains 373 calories, as opposed to 396 calories white sugar.


  1. very interesting info. i encourage you to keep compiling such pieces. i'm not happy with the pricing of brown sugar though :P

  2. Yeah will definitely do it. Why? Whats the problem with the price?