In reference to Raw Cane Sugar, the word Raw when related to sugar does not refer to the temperature at which the extraction has been carried out as in the definition of other RAW foods, but in the context of sugar the word Raw refers to a sort of lightly refined sugar and has been a word used to describe this type of sugar for many many years.
In all cases, raw sugar is the product of the first stage of the cane sugar refining process, and as a result it has some very distinctive characteristics.
The natural juice is pressed from sun-ripened sugarcane, then filtered and crystallised.
No further refining is necessary to produce this free-flowing granulated sugar, suitable for all purposes.
This organic raw cane sugar is grown by farmers of the Asociacion Agricola Canera del Sur, Iturbe in Paraguay.
The small-scale farmers of this democratic association also grow cotton and soybeans and tend livestock.