Originally Posted by cjr
There is a big controvercy between the two. Rapadura us a brand name sugar cane made by Rapunzel. Sucanat is really Rapadura. I can't get Rapadura here so I buy Sucanat from Whole Foods. It was thought that whole foods refines their product somewhat, but then someone contacted the company and they said they did not. Then it was said that there was a higher mineral content in Sucanat from Whole Foods then the Rapaura.
All I know is that I bought the sucanat from the bulk bin for awhile until I noticed that the sucanat from Whole Foods is much much darker, meaning that it has a higher mollassas content and is most likely less refined than the stuff in the bulk bin. So, I am buying Whole Foods Brand now.