Brown sugar is the traditional name for a large number of sugar products with different tastes, appearances, characteristics, shape and refining methods. The brown colour, as well as the taste, of these types of sugar originates from the vegetable components in the raw material. It is mainly raw sugar from sugar cane that is used for consumption. The intensity of the brown colour and the taste depend on the degree of refining. Brown sugaris also produced by coating white sugar with a layer of sugar cane molasses or dark syrup.
Demerara sugar is an example of brown sugar.