A very good alternative for healthier sweeteners today is muscovado sugar in its rawest form. Gone are the days that muscovado, when served side by side with central sugar and white (refined) sugar, is less valued. Muscovado sugar is mostly confused with brown sugar but is much more interesting than the average sweetener.
Muscovado sugar is the generic name for all amorphous brown sugar powder, conventionally cooked from sugar cane juice by open pan evaporation. Although the processing method produced unrefined and unrefined sugar, demand continues to rise.
Today, it has gained prominent access to both local and international markets and is considered one of the primary export products of the Philippine Export Development Plan. The export demand of Muscovado in 2013 is coupled to 2,761.560 kg, with 17 exporting countries maintaining their market share.
The process of making muscovado sugar is simple and requires special skills and a feeling for tube and boiling process that only the maestro can handle.
The industry survived until centrifugal sugar occupied a niche in the local and global market. The production of raw sugar reduced the consumption of muscovado sugar, although its production continued and remained small-scale.
The production process has been changed from traditional carabao to motorized 3-roll cast iron mills in conventional semi-mechanical / upgraded operating systems.
Muscovado sugar is an unrefined sugar with a strong molasses flavor from sugar cane juice. It is not cleaned and centrifuged so that it appears darker and coarser.
What are the health benefits of muscovado sugar?
Because cane is part of the “grass” category in plants; its juice has high energy, which corresponds to the wheatgrass juice with a little less chlorophyll and higher sugar content. Muscovado sugar contains 15 calories per teaspoon – the same amount as granulated sugar, the rest of the juice contains liquid with a wealth of vitamins and minerals such as chromium, calcium, copper, magnesium, cobalt, manganese, potassium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc.