Evaporated cane syrup

Evaporated cane syrup, sometimes called raw sugar, is believed to be a healthier substitute for white, refined sugar, the most commonly used food sweetener. Obtained by crushing sugarcane, evaporated cane syrup does not go through the same degree of processing as refined sugar. Refined sugar, or sucrose, is simply a concentrated form of energy, contributing only calories to the diet1. Evaporated cane syrup is available in a number of forms that vary in color, size, taste and molasses content.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Ensminger AH, Ensminger ME, Konlande JE, Robson JRK. The Concise Encyclopedia of Foods and Nutrition. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1995.