Master Zhang’s handmade brown sugar is made following traditional methods, using fresh sugar cane juice and longan wood fire. Heated over low heat and time, the juice slowly crystallises into reddish brown granules. It is suitable to be added to coffee, tea, or it can be used in a variety of desserts to express the flavor of brown sugar. It can also be eaten directly.
Brown sugar retains the same minerals that are present in sugar cane, such as calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium and folic acid. It also contains a variety of essential amino acids, such as lysine, malic acid, citric acid, etc. These amino acids are essential substances for synthesizing human proteins, supporting metabolism, and participating in human life activities, and have positive effects on promoting health.
Locally sourced sugarcane, Calcium Oxide (food grade)
Master Zhang Wood Roasted Brown Sugar
Taiwan's climatic conditions are very suitable for sugarcane growth because of the excellent water quality in the region, stable climate and moderate rainfall . Since the 17th century, Taiwan has been exporting sugar from her sugarcane production. Master Zhang’ recipe that is inherited from his father, uses cane sugar, and longan wood to roast the sugar. At first taste, one is hit with the sugar cane scent which is then cloaked by the longan smoked wood aroma. This is the special flavor of Master Zhang’s "black sugar".
黑糖又稱為「紅糖」，原料都是甘蔗。黑糖因為較粗製才能保留較多的礦物質及維生素， 保留了不少礦物質及維生素，特別是鈣、鉀、鐵、 鎂及葉酸等，黑糖的營養成分諸多。 甘蔗含有多種人體必需氨基酸，如賴氨酸、蘋果酸、檸檬酸等，這些氨基酸都是合成人體蛋白質、支援新陳代謝、參與人體生命活動不可缺少的基礎物質，對促進健康有絕對的正面效用。