Okinawa Kokuto (Brown Sugar) - 7 oz - Okinawa, Japan
Okinawa Kokuto Pure brown sugar from sugar cane!
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost in Japan. It consists of hundreds of islands and is hundreds of miles (600) long. The islands are subtropical with hot summers and mild winters, and plenty of precipitation.
This climate is perfect for sugar cane and there on the islands, it is still grown and made into artisan sugar.
The sugar cane is harvested and then squeezed to extract the sugar water. It is then placed in kettles and boiled down. The mixture is raked to remove the impurities, and by the fourth kettle the sugar has become concentrated and is now more like candy.
Not solid or hard, it is soft and crumbly with a wonderful sweet taste.