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Turbinado Sugar

What is turbinado sugar? It is the sugar which is also known as "sugar in the raw" and is the pure cane sugar extract. The technique involves spinning the sugar in a cylinder or a turbine. Turbinado sugar looks like brown sugar in appearance, but it is paler and has a subtle molasses flavor.

Constituents of Turbinado Sugar

The nutritional content of Turbinado Sugar is as follows (per 100 grams):

Calcium: 85 mg

Magnesium: 23 mg

Phosphorus: 3.9 mg

Potassium: 100 mg

Iron: 1.3 mg

Total mineral salt: 740 mg

One teaspoon of Turbinado sugar contains 20 calories and 5 grams complex carbohydrates. 

If the water in the sugar is evaporated, the nutrients present in the remaining crystals are the same present in the growing sugar cane, which are:

Niacin: 0.20 mg

Calcium: 32.57 mg

Copper: 0.09 mg

Iron: 0.57 mg

Magnesium: 2.49 mg

Manganese: 0.09 mg

Phosphorus: 0.01 mg

Potassium: 162.86 mg

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