Brownulated sugar refers to a drier form of brown sugar. It is similar in appearance and taste to regular brown sugar with the crucial difference being that its granules are less moist. Less moisture means that brownulated sugar granules do not clump together and are easier to sprinkle and pour as a result. Think of it like brown sugar with the consistency of white granulated sugar, hence the brownulated sugar name.
Brownulated sugar showed up in 1964 as a product offered by Domino Sugar Inc. A special drying process is used during production to ensure that the crystals are dry and free-flowing. Brownulated brown sugar was easier to use and had a longer shelf life as well since it doesn’t harden into a solid block the way regular brown sugar can over a long period.
In recent years, Domino has moved away from the brownulated name and the product is now called Easy Pourable Brown Sugar and Easy Pourable Light Brown Sugar. It is available in a canister that makes it easy to pour. Brownulated sugar is also sometimes referred to as granulated brown sugar.
Brownulated sugar flavor profile
Brownulated sugar has the same flavor profile as light brown sugar. It is primarily sweet as you would expect from sugar, but it also has a very light molasses flavor that is milder than the flavor of brown and dark brown sugar
Health benefits of brownulated sugar
Brownulated sugar is nutritionally similar to regular brown sugar. It is simply sucrose coated with and colored by molasses. As such, its health benefits are marginal at best. It is a good source of energy but nothing else. Sugar by itself is not considered an essential nutrient. Any vitamins and minerals in brownulated sugar because of the molasses content are present only in trace amounts and have no nutritional significance.
Every type of sugar including brownulated sugar comes with a host of well-documented health concerns including the fact that it increases the risk of several serious health conditions like obesity. Obesity can cause heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Excessive sugar in your diet can also interfere with your immune system. It causes tooth decay and gum disease (which contributes to heart disease), accelerates aging and can hinder cognition in children.
You can use brownulated sugar in any recipe that requires light brown sugar. Add it to oatmeal and other cereals or use it in dry rubs for barbecue.
You can use it in baked goods just as you would use light brown sugar. Because it does not clump, brownulated sugar is easier to mix into dry ingredients; however, the lack of moisture may affect the texture of cookies and cakes.
You should also note that it does not measure out the same way as regular brown sugar. A cup of brownulated sugar doesn’t weigh as much as a cup of regular brown sugar, which means that you will have to measure by volume rather than weight when using it as a substitute. You can compensate for the weight difference by adding a little extra liquid to the recipe.
Brownulated sugar is best used for sprinkling since it can be sprinkled on evenly over the surfaces of fruit or baked goods.