Turbinado sugar is a minimally refined sugar, this means it still retains some of its natural molasses. It gets its name from the way it is made. Raw cane sugar is spun in a centrifuge (or a turbine) which removes some of the molasses and gives the sugar its texture. The granules are quite large and coarse.
There are about 380 calories per 100 grams of turbinado sugar.
Turbinado sugar substitutes
If you need to substitute turbinado sugar in a recipe you can use an equal amount of light brown sugar or demerara can also be used as an alternative.
Uses of turbinado sugar
Because if its coarse texture it doesn’t melt easily into batters like cake mixtures. It dissolves more easily into liquids, you can use it in dressings, BBQ rubs, marinades. It is also commonly used to sweeten coffee!
Turbinado sugar can also be used as a decorative sugar, you can use it to decorate muffins and cakes. Another great use for turbinado sugar is to coat almonds with dark chocolate and sea salt!!