What is Morena sugar?
The term “Morena” sugar describes granulated sugars that are not processed with conventional sugar refining methods, which remove the natural color and depth of flavor raw sugar cane has after it is pressed. Morena sugar is never refined, which helps preserve the fresh, real flavor and natural properties of the sugar cane plant, resulting in a better-tasting and less-processed sugar.
What are the best uses for Morena sugar?
Morena sugar can be used in any recipe that calls for white sugar as a direct cup-for-cup replacement. Since Morena sugar is made from freshly-harvested sugar cane, it delivers a full-bodied and aromatic sweetness to all recipes, including those for baking, cooking, beverages and everyday uses. From a cup of coffee, to cookies, cakes, pies, muffins and breads, to savory dishes like honey glazed ham, BBQ and Asian stir fry, and even cocktails – the uses for Morena sugar are endless!
How does Morena sugar compare to other granulated sugars?
Unlike refined white sugars that are overly processed, Morena sugar is made from fresh sugar cane and is minimally processed. Zulka Pure Cane Morena Sugar is also Non-GMO Project verified, making it a more natural option. In fact, if you smell and taste Zulka compared to a piece of fresh sugar cane, you’ll find the experience is almost identical.
How is Morena sugar made?
Morena sugar is pressed straight from the sugar cane plant by using a traditional technique that combines natural cleaning methods with the latest agricultural technology. Once the freshly-squeezed sugar cane juice is extracted from the rest of the plant, it undergoes gentle vacuum evaporation. This produces golden, sweet and unrefined sugar crystals with the pure taste of fresh sugar cane that Morena sugar is known for.
Where did the name “Morena” come from?
The name “Morena” originated from the sugar’s light, golden color. “Morena” also reflects the Mexican regions where the sugar originated and built its reputation as a sweeter, fresher granulated sugar that is almost identical to pure sugar cane.