How To Choose The Right Type Of Sugar

Every sugar has it's purpose in baking. Learn which sugar you should use to achieve your perfect baked good.


How To Choose The Right Type Of Sugar

A guide to choosing the perfect Florida Crystals® Sugar.

Did you know that sugar does more than just sweetening? It also influences the texture, flavor, color and even the shelf life of your culinary masterpieces. While sugar might seem a simple ingredient, not all sugars are created equally. 

From baked goods to beverages, there’s a Florida Crystals® Sugar for any recipe, course or occasion.

Florida Crystals® Regenerative Organic Raw Cane Sugar

Uses: Versatile, All-Purpose

With a tan or golden hue that sets it apart from your typical granulated white sugar, Florida Crystals® Regenerative Organic Raw Cane Sugar can be substituted cup-for-cup anywhere a recipe just calls for “sugar.” This less-processed alternative has a delicious hint of molasses. Try it in our:


red ombre waffles topped with whipped cream and strawberries


Florida Crystals® Regenerative Organic Light Brown Sugar

Uses: Cooking & Baking

Brown sugar has a low molasses content and a higher moisture than its lighter counterparts do. This gives it a caramel/ nutty taste, rich light brown color and fine, shiny grains with a free-flowing texture. 

This type of sugar is ideal for robust cookies, BBQ sauces, savory sides and anywhere you want to build depth of flavor while adding sweetness.

Try it in our:


persimmon loaf with glaze near pine cones


Regenerative Organic Powdered Raw Cane Sugar

Uses: Frosting & Icing

This light, ultra-fine, and airy sugar has a smooth texture and delectable taste. Sometimes called “confectioners sugar” as well, its tiny grain size makes it ideal for frostings or icings. It’s also heavenly when used to dust finished products with a fresh snowfall of sweetness.

Try it in our:


gluten-free vanilla bean cake decorated with floral buttercream


Florida Crystals® Turbinado Cane Sugar

Uses: Beverages & Toppings

Intentionally left more coarse than many other sugars, the amber crystals of Florida Crystals® Turbinado Cane Sugar give it an almost jewel-like appearance. This crystalline form makes this sugar particularly adept at sweetening hot tea or coffee, as the larger crystals melt more slowly, infusing their sweetness and slight earthy flavor into every sip. It also adds both beauty and a bit of crunch to baked goods when it’s sprinkled atop them.

Try it in our:


overnight oats in a mason jar topped with nuts, berries and fruit


Congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step down the road of better understanding the variety of different flavors, textures, and possibilities Florida Crystals® Sugar products can bring to your kitchen. As the only organic raw cane sugar grown in the U.S., we’re proud to say all of our products are vegan, non-GMO and grown sustainably on our own.