Description: Brown sugar is white sugar with molasses added. It has a soft, moist, fine consistency, and a deep molasses flavor. Organic brown sugar is also fairly new to the organic marketplace and is a nice addition.

What to look for: Organic, fair trade, and made from sugar cane grown on sustainable sugar farms and plantations.

Uses: Brown sugar is especially nice for baking spicy ginger style cookies, or baking extra moist textured treats. It comes in light to dark varieties, which relate to the amount of molasses added.

Where to find: Health Food Store, online resources.

Avoid: Inorganic, refined.