Unrefined Cane Sugar
This organic, fair trade, traditional raw sugar is obtained by evaporating water from sugarcane juice. Importantly, there is no centrifugation step to remove the nutrient rich molasses. That is why ‘unrefined cane sugar’ is also known as ‘non-centrifugal sugar’ (NCS). NCS is produced in sugarcane growing regions around the world, and known by many different names such as Sucanat, panela, rapadura, jaggery, gur, kokuto or muscovado. These have superior nutrient content compared to other ‘brown sugars’, such as turbinado, demerara or refined sugars mixed with molasses. Here is a review of health benefits of NCS.