British name for cane or beet sugar is Caster sugar. It is raw cane sugar with a fine free flowing texture and a light golden colour. It is superfine in texture. It is not as same as powdered sugar, it has a texture somewhere between granulated and powdered. Irrespective of them being fine, they have a rough texture. It is greatly valued by bakers and cooks for making dishes like meringues, mousses, candies, custards, and other baked goods. They are readily used in beverages because it dissolves easily and quickly. In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, they are spelled as “ Castor sugar “.
Caster sugar is available in both refined and unrefined forms. Make sure Caster sugar is dry and is free from moisture.
Like table sugar, in excess it can contribute to obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, and other health conditions.(1)
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