April 13, 2021 2 min read

History

Sucanat is a whole form of unrefined cane sugar. The name sucanat is derived from sugar cane natural. It is prepared by heating cane sugar into a syrup that is then cooled and the remainder is dried granules that resemble dark brown grains. While traditional white sugar is created by refining sugar by stripping it of its molasses content, sucanat retains the natural molasses. This feature gives sucanat its rich flavor and dark brown color.

Sucanat Molasses

Nutritional Profile

Since molasses is the most nutritionally beneficial part of sugar cane, this makes sucanat full of nutrients that may otherwise be missing from other types of refined sugars, containing trace amounts of iron, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. As such sucanat is superior to refined white sugar and it carries all the nutritional benefits found in molasses, and less sucrose. It is also a gluten-free food that can be substituted for white or brown sugar in recipes. However, while the molasses content of this sweetener yields most of its health benefits, the sugar content needs to be consumed with caution. Like other types of sugars, sucanat should be taken in moderation to prevent any health complications.

 

Ideas for using sucanat

Since sucanat can replace sugar in most recipes, it is a healthier option to use to make use of its nutrient content. It can be used in hot or cold beverages, sprinkled on cereal, and in baked recipes. While it can be used for any recipe, it works best in recipes that ask for brown sugar such as carrot cake, gingerbread, and spice cookies decadent chocolate desserts as well as in marinades. For other slightly delicately flavored recipes, sucanat may be swapped with a half or quarter of white sugar. 

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