The refinement process is what differentiates cane sugar from refined sugar. Both cane and refined sugars begin as juice extracted from sugarcane, which is then filtered, evaporated and spun in a centrifuge, which results in the creation of sugar crystals. For cane sugar, this is where the process ends, but refined sugar is further processed to remove any non-sugar ingredients and to transform the sugar crystals into fine granules. Each type of sugar has its own unique properties that distinguish it in terms of taste, appearance and use.
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Also known as evaporated cane sugar, dried cane syrup, raw sugar and turbinado sugar.
Also known as granulated sugar, white sugar and table sugar.