Who knew? I didn't know that the white sugar I grew up eating was granulated using bone char. Yes, that is bones that have been charred to give it that beautiful white granulation.
I was recently introduced to Sucanat, which is evaporated cane juice sugar (pictured above), sometimes referred to as the "healthy sugar." Sucanat has less sucrose and retains the natural molasses and trace nutrients such as iron, calcium, potassium and B vitamins. http://www.thekitchn.com/ingredient-spotlight-sucanat-180333 I bought my sucanat in the bulk section at Natural Grocers Vitamin Cottage. Tastes great and less sucrose, so a little more health in my sweets. Give it a try!