Brown sugar is a sucrose sugar product with a distinctive brown color due to the presence of molasses. It is either an unrefined or partially refined soft sugar consisting of sugar crystals with some residual molasses content (natural sugar), or it is produced by the addition of molasses to refined white sugar (commercial sugar).
Also known as granulated sugar, this powder-like sugar is less moist than regular sugar.
- Since it is less moist, it does not clump and is free flowing, like white sugar.
- To get the sugar taste in a free flowing product, the sugar undergoes a special process making the sugar very low moisture.
- As it is so easy to measure and sprinkle, free-flowing sugar is great for topping on cereals and oatmeal.