Evaporated Sugar Cane
Evaporated cane juice is harvested from sugar cane also. It is less refined, so it remains a light tan color and retains some of the nutrients found in sugar cane juice. It is processed by boiling, to evaporate most of the water in the juice. Organic evaporated cane juice is made from sugar cane raised according to the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s organic standards, produced without using most conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or sewage, bioengineering or ionizing radiation.
Believe it or not, but sugar has nutrients. Sugar has 111 calories per ounce and an ounce of sugar equals 2 tablespoons. Sugar is 99.9 percent carbohydrate, of which 99.8 percent is sucrose, plus trace amounts of calcium, iron, potassium, copper, and manganese. It has 0.001 milligrams of riboflavin. The difference between white sugar and evaporated cane juice is in the nutritional facts label.
Evaporated cane juice has the same number of calories per ounce, but contains 0.2 grams of protein, 0.7 grams of insoluble fiber, 0.16 milligrams of riboflavin, 0.2 milligrams of niacin, 32.57 milligrams of calcium, 0.6 milligrams of iron, 2.5 milligrams of magnesium and 162.8 milligrams of potassium.
Both are sugars, but evaporated cane-juice has a higher nutritional value. Therefore, not all sugars are equal.