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Brown sugar

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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.



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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, packed packed (220g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 829Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 214.1g 71%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 211.7
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 19% Iron 23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Brown sugar is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Brown sugar is a member of the Sweets USDA nutritional food group.

How much does brown sugar weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, packed packed 220
1 cup, unpacked unpacked 145
1 tsp brownulated 3
1 tsp packed packed 4
1 tsp unpacked unpacked 3

In Chinese:红糖
British (UK) term: Brown sugar
en français:sucre roux
en español:azucar moreno

Recipes using brown sugar

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