Wholesome Fair Trade Organic Sucanat® (which stands for Sugar Cane Natural), is a whole unrefined cane sugar. In fact, it’s the least refined cane sugar you can find outside of a cane stalk. It’s made by simply crushing freshly cut sugar cane, extracting the juice and heating it in a large vat. Once the juice is reduced to a rich, dark syrup, it is hand-paddled. Hand paddling cools and dries the syrup, creating the flavorful dried granules we call Sucanat. Nothing is added and nothing is taken out! It contains trace amounts of iron, calcium, vitamin B6, potassium and chromium. No chemicals, bone char, or animal by-products are used to make or de-colorize this sugar making it ideal for vegans too.