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So every now & again I bake, it's fun.<br><br>
I am trying to figure out the difference between brown sugar vs. using succanat or something similar. How much of a difference will it really make??
 

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Brown sugar is processed white sugar with some molassas added back in. I've been using turbinado sugar in all my baking and it's worked really well.
 

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Are you kidding? Is that all it is?<br><br>
So the organic non-animal kind of brown sugar substitute is turbinado?<br><br>
Can I try mixing molasses & succanat? Hmmmm....
 

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Yup. I'm not sure if turbinado is organic but it's unprocessed sugar.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_sugar" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_sugar</a><br><br><br><br>
From what I read there, it looks like you could mix molassas and succanat. It's worth a try, anyway.
 

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Here's some info about turbinado sugar:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbinado_sugar" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbinado_sugar</a>
 

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To me, sucanat is not near as sweet as turbinado sugar. So, in baking I would either use 1/2 & 1/2 or either all turbinado.<br><br><br><br>
If you don't mind, I will quote from a book that I've been reading called "Breaking the Food Seduction" by Neal Barnhard, M.D.<br><br><br><br>
He goes into detail about the differences of sugar & how they compare to white sugar.<br><br><br><br>
"Sucanet is the trade name for a specific brand of unbleached sugarcane juice that is dehydrated and then milled into granules much like white sugar, but with a deep amber color similar to brown sugar and moderate molasses taste. Sucanat is about 88% sucrose, or simple sugar, as compared to table sugar, which is 99% sucrose. As an all-purpose sweetener for baking, cooking, and in hot or cold drinks, use it measure for measure as a replacement for white table sugar."<br><br><br><br>
"Turbinado is granulated sugarcane that has been steam-cleaned, rather than bleached, and filtered through activated carbon. Turbindao sugar's coarse crystals retain up to 15% of the natural molasses, umparting a ligh caramel colro and a gentle molasses flavor. It contains about the same amount of sucrose as refined white table sugar."<br><br><br><br>
So, I guess maybe that's where I saw the taste difference in the two. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/doh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":doh:"> By what he says, turbinado sugar *is* sweeter than sucanat.<br><br><br><br>
HTH,<br><br>
Michelle
 
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