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Old 12-12-2006, 03:31 PM   #11
somebody shut me the fark up.
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Originally Posted by SmokeInDaEye
That's all plain old brown sugar you buy in the store is. Muscovado is simply a natural (and I assume better flavored) form of brown sugar.
Muscovado is a type of unrefined sugar with a strong molasses flavour. It is also known as Barbados or moist sugar. It is very dark brown in color, and slightly coarser and stickier than most brown sugars. Unlike most brown sugars, which are composed of refined white sugar with molasses added, muscovado takes its flavor and color from the sugar cane juice it is made from. It offers good resistance to high temperatures and has a reasonably good shelf life. The unrefined sugar goes well with coffee and other beverages, and was one of the most prominent export commodities of the Philippines in the 1800s.
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