What is brown sugar? About the cooking ingredient brown sugar. Including 4902 recipes, nutrition data, photos, where it's found, and video.
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.
Brown sugar is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Brown sugar is a member of the Sweets USDA nutritional food group.
|1 cup, packed packed||220|
|1 cup, unpacked unpacked||145|
|1 tsp brownulated||3|
|1 tsp packed packed||4|
|1 tsp unpacked unpacked||3|
|British (UK) term:||Brown sugar|
|en français:||sucre roux|
|en español:||azucar moreno|
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