What Is Muscovado Sugar?

Muscovado sugar is a type of cane sugar that ranges from unrefined to partially refined in which the molasses has not been removed or has been partially removed. This gives muscovado sugar a deep, rich, brown color that is darker than most store-bought brown sugar.

Muscovado is slightly more coarse with a stickier texture than other brown and white sugars, and it has a more complex flavor profile. While it can be substituted in any recipe that calls for brown sugar, its flavor also lends itself well to savory dishes, such as barbecue sauce. Muscovado is produced in Mauritius and the Philippines.