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, or it is produced by the addition of molasses to refined white sugar.
Brown sugar contains from 3.5% molasses (light brown sugar)
to 6.5% molasses (dark brown sugar).
Brown sugar has a slightly lower caloric value by weight than white sugar due to the presence of water. One hundred grams of brown sugar contains 373 calories, as opposed to 396 calories in white sugar.
However, brown sugar packs more densely than white sugar due to the smaller crystal size and may have more calories when measured by volume. One tablespoon of brown sugar has 48 calories against 45 calories for white sugar.
Serving Size 1 cup, packed packed (220g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 829Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g
Vitamin A 0%
•Vitamin C 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower
depending on your caloric needs.
Absolutely enjoyed this barley casserole dish. I used a very flavorful vegetarian beef broth instead, which gave the casserole surprisingly delicious taste. Barley absorbed all the flavors and became very tasty. I baked it for 1 1/2 hours in total. I also added half green bell pepper that I had on hand, added a few freshly minced garlic cloves when I sauteed the onions; in the end stirred in some red pepper flakes, which gave slightly heat to casserole. I found some of the barley was slightly chewy. Next time, I will add 1/4 cup more water, and will bake it in the oven for another 20 minutes longer.