Light brown sugar is pure cane sugar blended with sweet molasses and used in baked items and cooking glazes. The crumbly nature makes it a popular topping for food items such as oatmeal, yogurt and fruit.
Once thought to be unhealthy due to its high saturated fat content, recent research has revealed that this tropical oil is actually one of the most healthful cooking oils. It is a traditional favorite for enhancing flavor and texture and for preventing rancidity. Also ideal for making smooth soaps that won’t clog pores.
Coconut oil will be a clear liquid above room temperature. Typically, the oil is white and opaque when below 76 degrees F.
Also known as Barbados Molasses, this old-fashioned, pure, unsulfured baking molasses is generally considered the world’s finest. Made from juice extracted from mature sugar cane, this sweet mellow syrup is rich brown in color and has no preservatives or additives.
Used in baking as a sugar substitute and as a healthy supplement, blackstrap molasses is slightly more nutritious than other varieties and has an intense robust flavor and dark color. Blackstrap molasses is a good source of natural iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.