Brown sugar is a kitchen staple that is commonly used in cakes, cookies, muffins and other delicious treats.
It’s also used in cooking to add sweetness, volume and texture to savory marinades, bbq sauces, and even bacon.
How Much Does a Cup of Brown Sugar Weigh?
One cup of packed brown sugar will weigh right around 7 ounces (200 grams).
In a typical US cup, this equates to approximately 16 tablespoons, or 48 teaspoons.
Brown sugar comes from many different parts of the world, including Australia, Brazil, the Caribbean, South Africa and the US.
It is made by combining molasses with refined white sugar, giving it a distinctive rich color and flavor.
The three most common types of brown sugar used in recipes are light brown sugar, dark brown sugar and liquid brown sugar. Dark brown sugar contains more molasses than light sugar (6.5% versus 3.5%).
Light brown sugar is often used in baking, while dark brown sugar is ideal for recipes that require an extra rich flavor.
Although you probably associate brown sugar most with baking, it actually has all sorts of uses – from pickling food to seasoning meats and glazing vegetables.
~ Fun Fact ~
A common myth is that brown sugar is more healthy for you than white sugar. However, that’s not true as brown sugar contains nearly the same level of calories as its white counterpart.