Glossary of Sweeteners

Granulated Pure Cane Sugar: Extra fine granulated, free-flowing and of the highest quality. This all-purpose sugar is ideal for table use, baking, preserving, canning, and for sweetening beverages. Product information

Bakers' Special: A very fine-crystal sugar developed for the baking industry. Most often used for sugaring baked goods. Product information

Bottlers Sugar: A very fine sugar that can be used in many applications. Similar to Extra Fine Granulated, and meets all standards of the National Soft Drink Association with respect to: clarity, color, odor and taste; ash and sediment content; comparative absence of flock-forming substances and microbiological activity. Product information

Brown Sugar: Sugar produced through crystallization, part of the refining process, to retain the cane molasses in the sugar crystals. Contains more moisture than white granulated sugar. Light brown sugars are often used for butterscotch, condiments and glazes. Dark brown sugars are often used for gingerbread mincemeat, baked beans, and plum pudding. (Note: Brown beet sugar is fully refined to white, then "painted" with sugarcane molasses. Because painted brown sugars contain 50% less molasses and the molasses does not penetrate the sugar crystals uniformly - they may perform poorly in baking or caramelizing.) Product information

Confectioners'/Powdered Sugar: Granulated sugar pulverized to a smooth powder, then mixed with cornstarch (3%) to prevent caking. Used in icings, confections, whipping cream, and for decorative purposes. Product information

Demerara: Partially refined sugar - light brown with slightly sticky, large golden crystals. Used in tea and coffee, and sprinkled on hot cereals and baked goods for texture. Product information

Blue: A zero-calorie sweetener. The sweetening ingredient is Aspartame, the same as leading national brands like Equal®. Product information

Yellow: A zero-calorie sweetener. The sweetening ingredient is Sucralose, the same as leading national brands like Splenda®. Product information

Pink: A zero-calorie sweetener. It is available custom labeled with your brand name. The sweetening ingredient is Saccharin, the same as leading national brands link Sweet'N Low®. Product information

Green: We offer Zing™, a zero-calorie stevia sweetener. We also have available a custom labeled option with your brand name. The sweetening ingredient is an extract from the Stevia plant. Product information

Agave: Agave nectar is a delicious liquid sweetener that is made from the core of the Agave plant. Product information