Cast Sugar Cubes
Resources > Food > Spices > Sweet Spices > Cast Sugar Cubes

Are you a Smart Kitchen™ Chef?

Try it FREE or take a TOUR to explore Smart Kitchen!
+ -

 

 

Cube Sugar was first created by Jacob Cristoph Rad, an Austrian scientist in 1840. Rad’s formed his first Sugar Cubes by pressing moistened Granulated Sugar together in a mold to bind the Sugar Crystals together in sheets. The sheets were then broken down into strips and then cubes, much as a chef breaks down a Vegetable into Planks, Log Cuts and then Cubes or Dices.

Season

Availability

Cast Sugar Cubes are available all year long.

Cultivation

Production

Today we have both Pressed Sugar Cubes and Cast Sugar Cubes. Modern Cast Sugar Cubes are made by adding 2%-3% of water to fine-grained Granulated Sugar which is allowed to solidify in a sheet mold. The sheets of Sugar are then spun in a centrifuge and rinsed once more with a saturated refined sugar solution. The Cast Sugar Cubes then are dried and divided into strips and cubes.

Cast cubes are stronger, harder and somewhat more porous than Pressed Sugar Cubes. The Sugar crystals are clearly recognizable. Their porous structure allows Cast Sugar Cubes to dissolve more quickly in liquids than Pressed Sugar Cubes.

Varieties

Purchasing

Cast Sugar Cubes can be purchased in a box or a bag.

Storage

Cast Sugar Cubes should be stored in the pantry and will last indefinitely. However, Cast Sugar Cubes are best used within 2 years after opening.

Culinary Uses

Portion Size

Allow 1-2 Cast Sugar Cubes per person.

Nutritional Value

Nutritional Value USDA
SUGARS,GRANULATED
Amount Per 100g
Calories 387
%Daily Value*
 
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Potassium 2mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate 99g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 99g
Protein 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition

Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

No