cnex 2014 special edtion habdmade muscovado sugar
Unlike most brown sugar, muscovado is made from unrefined sugarcane juice and renders a distinct molasses flavor and more mineral contents.
We source our sugarcanes via purchase-gurantee contracts with local farmers who are engaged in reviving the traditional, natural farming practices. During the day, the sugarcanes grow in the sunshine of southern Taiwan; in the night, the pesticide-free farms become a sanctuary for fireflies.
After harvest, our sugarcanes are processed in traditional, non-machinery methods. The un-centrifuged juice simmer and crystalize slowly over a furnace heated with Taiwan’s “longan" (dragon eye) wood. We add neither artificial color nor molasses. The result? What you get is the real flavor of the sugarcane with a hint of longan’s smoky, sweet fragrance.
To enjoy the muscovado sugar, we recommend that you to eat it directly at least once. The amazing taste makes the muscovado like a dessert by itself. It also pairs perfectly with any ginger-flavored sweets. Or, in a simple and most Taiwanese way, place some minced ginger root and muscovado in a cup, pour boiling water in, stir, and then sip this cold-weather drink that warms you from head to toe.