Why Is Brown Sugar Brown?

The question should be: Why isn’t all sugar brown? Sugar is dark colored when it is extracted from the sugar cane plant.

Most sugar appears white because it is filtered in such a way as to remove the brown coloring. Brown sugar is prepared so that its crystals are allowed to retain a thin coating of dark sugar syrup.

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