100% sugar cane made in Okinawa
- [ Category ] Unrefined Sugar
- [ Brand ] Napines
- [ Sugar Type ] Kakou-Kokutou
Domestically produced sugar from the sugar case produced in Okinawa.
Traditional production method from the old days
A traditional production method where raw sugar from boiled sugar cane and molasses full of minerals and flavor are mixed in a proprietary ratio with the brown sugar, creating a natural crystal by chilled churning.
Peculiar sweetness and flavor of brown sugar
There is a strong aftertaste of a peculiar flavor of sugar cane and gives a depth in taste that comes from a mix of brown sugar with the molasses of abundant minerals and raw sugar of sugar cane. Adds tint and luster that provides depth to recipes such as Sukiyaki and grilled meat dishes.
Its excellent affinity with raisins and liquor is good for both Japanese and western confectioneries.
Products for home use
- Ajiwai Kakou-kuroza-tou 200g
The roles of sugar
to enrich the taste
There is a wide range of sugar each with its unique taste
Let us compare the difference of each taste between Granulated Sugar, Sudaki-tou, Aka-tou and Kakou-kokutou scientifically.
The level of sweetness and Taste duration
The degree of sweetness and the duration of sweetness (Taste duration) greatly influence the way the sweetness is felt.
We compared four of our products, namely, Granulated sugar, Sudaki-tou, Aka-tou and Kakou-Kokutou. Granulated Sugar has a special characteristic of high level sweetness within a short taste time, providing for a straightforward sweetness.
This compares to the long taste time and lasting sweetness of Sudaki-tou and other unrefined sugar types, which are relatively milder in sweetness.
Taste of sugar is not derived from sweetness alone, but also from a mix of various bitterness or sourness that creates a unique taste.
The taste is divided into two types: "forefront taste" that one feels immediately in the mouth, and the other that remains as "after taste". By spreading out the 9 elements of taste onto a chart, you can see the obvious difference in taste among various sugar types.
- Unique feature of Granulated sugar is its clear distinctive strong sweetness with few comprising ingredients.
- Sudaki-tou gives a fresh after-taste with its mellow body to its sweetness, and has a well-balanced harmony of immediate and lasting sweetness.
- Aka-tou has little bitterness, mild sweetness and flavor upfront, with a long remaining taste.
- Processed brown sugar lump has more comprising elements with mildness and strong mineral feelings and long remaining taste and depth.