Like white sugar, brown sugar is a sucrose and has a granular form. However, this type of sugar is brown due to being dyed externally by molasses at the rate of 8-10%. The color of brown sugar depends on the amount of molasses that the producer adds, so there are many colors ranging from dark brown to golden brown.
Ingredients in brown sugar
Brown sugar has a low calorie value, while there are only 373 calories in 100g. In addition, this sugar also contains abundant minerals such as carbohydrates, calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.
Types of brown sugar
Currently, there are 2 popular types of brown sugar on the market: natural brown sugar and commercial brown sugar.
For natural brown sugar, people often retain a part of molasses in the final stages of making sugar. For commercial brown sugar, it is produced by dyeing molasses onto white sugar to create brown color.