Re: Muscovado sugar
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Posted by: arlene on October 2, 2003
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Posted by Sharon Ward on June 6, 2002
Subject: Re: Muscovado sugar
> Could someone please tell me what muscovado sugar is?I've never heard of it.Thank you.
Muscovado sugar is a brown to dark brown soft sugar (no crystals) made from evaporation of sugar cane juice. Lime is added to remove the impurities and neutralize the juice. The juice is heated until it thickens. The thick juice is agitated until it turns into powder.
Muscovado sugar is considered as health food due to presence of trace elements beneficial to the body such as potassium, iron, calcium and etc.
The processing does not employ many other chemicals used in sugar refineries. Therefore, muscovado is acceptable to health-conscious consumers.
Muscovado, in the Philippines particularly in Antique (province), has a sweet aroma. One consumer in Italy described it as having a taste like "licorice." Muscovado is the best sweetener for coffee, milk, good for baking and cooking. This is a good substitute for refined sugar.
The moisture content of our muscovado ranges from 2% to 5% by weight. We could keep our muscovado for one year in an airtight container at ordinary room temperature.


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