Definition of turbinado sugar in English:
Partially refined light brown cane sugar similar to demerara but with larger crystals.
- Rub on Hawaiian turbinado sugar derived from the islands' lush sugar-cane fields.
- Sprinkle fruit with about 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar.
- Then you sprinkle a generous amount of turbinado sugar (called cassonade, or unrefined cane sugar) over the top, or serve it with a spoonful of jam.
Early 20th century: from Portuguese turbinado (named for the turbines in which the sugar is centrifugally spun during production).
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