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Old 10-30-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
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Raw sugar vs plain sugar

I'm making Bulgogi and the marinade needs 2 tbl sugar. I'm out. Can I use raw sugar and if so how much? Thanks.

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Old 10-30-2008, 07:07 PM   #2
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Turbinado aka Sugar In the Raw in a marinade? Sure why not --- I'd use about the same amount..

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Old 10-30-2008, 07:24 PM   #3
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Ditto what UB said. I actually prefer raw sugar usually.
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For that small amount it should not make that much of a taste difference. The problem with raw sugar is that it has a flavor similar to Brown Sugar (aka Molasses). So you can use it in place of the white sugar, but in recipes with a delicate taste you may feel the difference.

Raw sugar is the residue left after sugarcane has been processed to remove molasses and refine the sugar crystals. Raw sugar contains molds and fibers which are considered nutrients, however, to be sold in the US raw sugar has been refined losing some of these properties.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:36 AM   #5
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Thanks all. I took the advice and used it at the same amount. It worked! My Bulgogi was wonderful. (and it was the first time I'd ever made it to)

mcnerd. Yes I can see what your saying about the brown sugar taste. Actually thats what worried me and why I asked. Thankfully it worked great. I didn't know that other info though, thanks.
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