AskDefine | Define muscovado

Extensive Definition

Muscovado is a type of unrefined brown sugar with a strong molasses flavour.
Also known as "Barbados sugar" or "moist sugar," it is very dark brown, and slightly coarser and stickier than most brown sugars. Unlike most other brown sugars, which are made by adding molasses to refined white sugar, muscovado takes its flavor and color from its source, sugarcane juice. It offers good resistance to high temperatures and has a reasonably long shelf life. This unrefined sugar goes well with coffee and other beverages, and was one of the most prominent export commodities of the Philippines, specially from the Negros region from the 1800s until the late 1970s. It is commonly used in baking recipes and making whiskey.
muscovado in Danish: Muscovadosukker
muscovado in Polish: Muscovado
muscovado in French: Sucre muscovado
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