I was writing a blog post for tomorrow, and it called for an ingredient that might not be as known to you as it could be. So, I figured today’s post would be a good time to introduce you to a product known as Sucanat.
Sucanat, or sugar cane natural, is a brand name for whole cane sugar introduced by Pronatec in 1978.
Unlike refined and processed white cane sugar and brown cane sugar, Sucanat retains its molasses content. In its purest form, it is basically dried sugar cane juice, which is extracted in the manufacturing process. However, unlike other brown sugars, all the vitamins, minerals and molasses in the juice are not displaced during processing.
You use Sucanat as a direct substitution for white or brown sugar in baking and cooking.