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Dark Brown Sugar
Dark Brown Sugar


 

Product Code: DKBR-EX


16 oz Net Wt - 1 lb [$2.70]
32 oz Net Wt - 2 lbs [$5.06]
80 oz Net Wt - 5 lbs [$11.75]
160 oz Net Wt - 10 lbs [$21.70]

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Description Ingredients & Technical Information
 
Dark Brown Sugar is a sucrose sugar product with a distinctive brown color due to the presence of molasses. It is either an unrefined or partially refined soft sugar consisting of sugar crystals with some residual molasses content, or it is produced by the addition of molasses to refined white sugar (so-called Molasses Sugar). Brown sugar contains from 3.5% molasses (light brown sugar) to 6.5% molasses (dark brown sugar) based on total volume. Based on total weight, regular brown sugar contains up to 10% molasses. The product is naturally moist from the hygroscopic nature of the molasses and is often labelled as "soft." The product may undergo processing to give a product that flows better for industrial handling. Particle size is variable but generally less than granulated white sugar.

Natural brown sugar, or raw sugar or whole cane sugar is a brown sugar produced from the first crystallization of the sugar cane. Based upon weight, unrefined brown sugar from sugar cane, when fully refined, yields about 70% white sugar. There is more molasses in natural brown sugar, giving it a higher mineral content. Some natural brown sugars have particular names and characteristics, and are sold as Turbinado, Muscovado, or Demerara sugar. Turbinado and Demerara sugars are made by crystallizing raw sugar cane juice, then spinning it in a centrifuge to remove water and some impurities. Muscovado (also moscovado) is an unrefined, dark brown sugar that is produced without centrifuging and has much smaller crystals than turbinado sugar. The sugar cane extract is heated to thicken it and then pan-evaporated in the sun and pounded to yield an unprocessed, damp sugar that retains all of the natural minerals.

Cosmetic Uses: This natural Dark Brown Sugar can be used as an excellent exfolient in sugar scrubs, lotions and soaps. It can also be used to add color to soaps, lotions and other bath & body products.


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