Question by  Krieg (12)

Why is raw cane sugar called turbinado?

Is that a Hawaiin word?


Answer by  Shifter (96)

The raw sugar cane crystals are spun in a turbine, removing excess molasses and moisture, resulting in large light brown crystals. Turbinado is a Spanish word, originating in Cuba.


Answer by  KWDave (137)

"Turbinado" refers to the centrifugal processing (turbinization) used to extract excess moisture and molasses from raw sugar cane juice crystallized by evaporation. Most turbinado sugar comes from Maui.

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