Originally Posted by cristeen
Technically, the names are mostly misnomers. Historically speaking, Rapadura is the name of a candy which we have adopted to name this sugar product. Sucanat is a registered trademark which has become fairly synonymous with it's product (kinda like Kleenex). Evaporated cane juice is essentially a finer version of Turbinado and is made exactly how it sounds. It does contain considerably less molasses (hence less vitamins and minerals) than the others.
All from Wikipedia:
When used in the TF sense, Rapadura
is the name of the unrefined dehydrated cane juice that is a trademark of Rapunzel. Sucanat
is from Wholesome Sweeteners. Wholesome Sweeteners says there is a difference between evaporating and dehydrating the cane juice. "Evaporated cane juice" can include products from which some of the molasses has been removed, making it more refined than either Rapadura or Sucanat.