WHAT IS IT?
Sugar In The Raw® is a Turbinado sugar made exclusively from sugarcane. Juice is extracted from the sugarcane and then crystallized through evaporation to maintain its natural molasses, golden color and distinctive flavor. The resulting crystals are rinsed with a very small amount of water to remove just enough stickiness to make the product free-flowing. We pack this Turbinado sugar and market it under the Sugar In The Raw® brand name.
Sugar In The Raw® is a premium tropical Turbinado sugar made from all natural cane. Worldwide, there are few growing and manufacturing facilities devoted to producing high quality Turbinado sugar, so the supply is much more limited than white sugar. As a result, Sugar In The Raw® costs more than white sugar.
Go to our Shop page to find a retailer in your area or buy online through our In The Raw® online store.
Sugar In The Raw® is brought to you by Cumberland Packing Corp. The family-owned, Brooklyn, NY-based company also markets Stevia In The Raw® and Monk Fruit In The Raw® Zero-Calorie Sweeteners and Agave In The Raw® Organic Agave Nectar.
HOW TO USE IT
Add it to your coffee, tea, cappuccino or latte. Replace white sugar in recipes with an equal quantity of Sugar In The Raw®. Sprinkle over cereal or fruit. Mix with cinnamon and sprinkle over pancakes, waffles, or French toast. Use as a topping on muffins, cookies and other baked treats. Blend with fruit and skim milk or yogurt for a healthy smoothie. Use in glazes and sauces for meat and poultry.
Because of its sugar cane juice flavor, Sugar In The Raw® may become hard and caked if stored under humid conditions. Avoid exposure and storage in humid environment. Sometimes it is possible to loosen the lumps by placing the Sugar In The Raw® in a tray and putting it into a low heat oven (up to 160F) for 15 minutes to a half hour. Please use caution not to overheat or burn the product.
HEALTH & DIETARY QUESTIONS
Sugar In The Raw®’s distinctive color and taste comes from the sugarcane molasses flavor that occurs in the crystals. By contrast, white sugar is obtained by refining the sugarcane crystals to remove the molasses (and with that, trace nutrients). Some nutritionists believe that the small amount of micronutrients retained in Sugar In The Raw® provides advantages over refined white sugar. In contrast, some commercial brown sugars are made by adding coloring and flavor back to refined white sugar; this is not the case with Sugar In The Raw®.
One packet (approximately 1 teaspoon) of Sugar In The Raw® has 5 grams of carbohydrate and only 20 calories.
Yes. Sugar In The Raw® is certified kosher.
Yes, Sugar In The Raw® is appropriate for vegan diets. Sugar In The Raw® does not contain any animal by-product, nor does it come into contact with bone char or any other animal by-products during its manufacture.
Yes, Sugar In The Raw® is safe for people with celiac disease. Sugar In The Raw® contains no gluten, nor does it come into contact with glutinous products such as wheat during its manufacture.
Sugar In The Raw® is metabolized in the body in the same manner as regular sugar. Accordingly, it is not recommended to individuals who must restrict their sugar consumption such as diabetics.