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Sugar (26)

1 . Why is there a line for “added sugars” in your sugar and sweetener nutrition facts panels now? What is it? Have your products changed?

On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts labeling rules for packaged foods. This new label now includes a line for “Added Sugars” to be listed on the nutrition facts panel. Added Sugars is a subcomponent of total sugars and indicates how much sugar has[...]

2 . I found black specs in my sugar pouch. What is that?

Here at Wholesome!, we care about providing our customers high quality, great–tasting sweeteners. That’s why our products are USDA Organic Certified and Non-GMO Project Verified. From time to time, you might find a hard, dark colored granule mixed in with your organic sugar. Don’t’ worry! Most often, this is[...]

3 . How much yield does a cooperative farm produce?

A average estimate would be 65 to 70 Metric Tons of sugar cane per 2.5 acres for the growers.

4 . Where does Wholesome! source its retail Organic Sugar Cane?

It all begins at Azucarera Paraguaya’s (AZPA) organic sugar cane farm in Paraguay. Wholesome! is proud to work in close partnership with this 95-year-old sugar producer who’s mission and objectives are to continually improve processes and produce an excellent product, in an ethical manner, while keeping the environmental[...]

5 . Can Wholesome! Organic Molasses be substituted for brown sugar in a recipe?

If Wholesome! Organic Sugar is added in conjunction with the organic molasses the substitution should work. Part of the joy of baking with organic brown sugar is the combination of structure and texture that sucrose offers complemented by the molasses flavor profile. We recommend mixing 1/4 cup molasses[...]

6 . What does it mean that Wholesome! Organic Sugar is “green-cut?”

Green-cut refers to the fact that there is no burning of the fields taking place in the harvest of our Fairtrade Organic Sugar. Field burning is a common practice with conventional cane sugar harvesting. The burning is done to remove all the additional foliage and make the mechanical[...]

7 . What is Muscovado Sugar?

All Wholesome! and Billington’s sugars are unrefined. The absolute minimum physical processing is done to lock-in the natural sugar cane molasses in the final product. The cane juice is simply squeezed, heated and crystallized. None of the further chemical processes to produce refined white and brown sugars are[...]

8 . What is Demerara Sugar?

All Wholesome! sugars are unrefined. The absolute minimum physical processing is done to lock-in the natural sugar cane molasses in the final product. The cane juice is simply squeezed, heated and crystallized. None of the further chemical processes to produce refined white and brown sugars are used including[...]

9 . What is the molasses content in Wholesome! Organic Dark Brown Sugar and Organic Turbinado?

Wholesome! Organic Turbinado has approximately 3.5% molasses and Wholesome! Organic Dark Brown has approximately 8% molasses.

10 . What temperature is Wholesome! Organic Sucanat heated to?

The highest temperature that Wholesome! Organic Sucanat reaches during processing is 120 degrees Celsius, or 248 degrees Fahrenheit.