What is Muscovado Sugar?
The Characteristics of Muscovado Sugar
More natural cane flavor is retained in this sugar because it is unrefined, meaning that it does not go through any chemical processing. The sugar cane juice is extracted, heated and crystalized – leaving a mixture of crystals and molasses (massecuite).
This strong flavor is best mixed with other strong ingredients like ginger, coffee, chocolate and can give BBQ sauces a more stick to the ribs quality.
This makes dark brown sugar a pretty acceptable substitute for muscovado. When used in baked goods, it is difficult to tell whether brown sugar or muscovado was used in the recipe.
It is therefore often compared to honey, rather than sugar, as far as the mineral content.
What is Muscovado Sugar
To find the shelf life of muscovado, see our sugar page.
To find a substitute for muscovado, see our brown sugar substitute page.
See our types of brown sugar post for information on different types of brown sugars.
To find out more about Turbinado, another specialty sugar, see our turbinado post.