This amber-colored raw sugar is made from the sugar beet, not the red beet eaten at home. It was used by Napoleon for his troops, unable to get cane sugar due to British blockades, and by abolitionists who boycotted sugar due to its role in slavery. The beet crystals have a richer flavor than processed cane. Use in tea, coffee, or cooking. Comes in a recyclable jar with a tag telling the story on the label.