Kheir Misr 100% natural Brown Sugar ..... Brown sugar or raw sugar is that sugar whose production does not involve refining processes. Unlike white or refined sugar, brown sugar is produced directly from sugar cane juice, which is literally boiled and left to cool and crystallize over time. The major characteristic of brown sugar is its brown color and strong taste, which is due to the presence of molasses. Refined sugar can also be turned into brown sugar by simply adding molasses in proportionate amounts. Brown sugar has a lower calorie value mainly because of the presence of water. Brown sugar contains adequate amounts of minerals, yet white sugar contains reduced minerals as a result of refining processes. There has been of late debate on whether there are any health and beauty benefits derived from consumptions and use of brown sugar. While those against brown sugar indicate that brown sugar is the same as white sugar, those for put forward several benefits that accrue. The fact however is the two different manufacturing processes produce sugar of different values and health benefits.
Raw or brown sugar is actually beneficial to good health, it has been established to improve blood circulation, enhance digestion and increase the production of blood cells. Drinks that contain brown sugar have the effect of soothing menstrual cramps, and aid in fast recovery by women after giving birth. For many decades traditional women have been known to be given brown sugar drinks as medication to treat painful uterine contractions.
It also has been used for decades as remedy for colds, by adding it to boiling water containing ginger slices, which is then drunk to treat both cold symptoms and constipation. ?The positive effect of brown sugar on the skin cannot be underestimated and it is not surprising that brown sugar is used as an ingredient in some of the best makeup products available. Brown sugar reduces swelling on the skin, hydrates the skin, increases cell regeneration and protects cells from damage caused by free radicals.?