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Brown Rock Sugar Crystals are formed through a crystallization process whereby water is saturated with sugar and then agitated during the dissolving process. These granules combine to form into small rocks, perfect for adding visual interest to confections or using on the table for coffee or tea.
Sugar is derived mostly from sugarcane and sugar beets. It was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans and present in Europe as early as the 1st century CE. Processed sugar remained a luxury food well into the 19th century. The British dominated the sugar industry and were driven to many tropical countries and the Americas where sugarcane plantations became a major overseas commodity, introducing the trade triangle that intensified slave trade.
In 1801, the first European beet sugar factory was established, making domestic production popular and accessible to the masses and inevitably making sugar a household staple. Today, roughly 70% of sugar is derived from sugar cane in tropical countries and 30% is derived from beets, mainly in Europe and North America.
Brown Rock Sugar Crystals are a large, faceted form of sweet, crystalline sucrose, most often used as an additive to foods for texture as a garnish for added visual interest.
Pure Cane Sugar, Caramel Color.
Type: Crystal Sugar
My order arrived a day earlier than expected. The order was packaged well and arrived in great shape. I'm pleased with the size of the orange sugar crystals, but wished the other colors were a bit larger. Perhaps the company can help by giving an average size of each in their description on the website.
Hi Rose Beardsley,
we appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to write such a great, awesome, and compelling review. Our team here at NY Spice Shop is thrilled to hear such positive feedback, and we are proud of our excellence in what we do. Here at NY Spice Shop, we are continuously striving hard to meet & exceed our customers’ expectations. Rose Beardsley, thank you so much, and we hope to see you soon.
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