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Sugar

Alternate Names

Sucrose, Cane Sugar, Table Sugar, Granulated Sugar

Description

It is a carbohydrate most often made from sugar cane or sugar beets (sucrose). The term sugar or table sugar usually refers to sucrose.

Sugar - Quick Stats
Names

Sucrose, Cane Sugar, Table Sugar, Granulated Sugar

Allergy Information

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Acesulfame Potassium

Sucralose

Uses

Sweetener, Preservative

Additional Information

In addition to being a sweetener, sugar helps to: preserve food, speeds up yeast growth in baked goods, whip eggs, improves smoothness and texture. Brazil is currently the largest sugar producing country with Thailand coming in second.



Found In

soft drinks, candy, cakes, baked goods, cereal, beverages, soft drinks, condiments, ice cream, canned goods, prepared foods, frozen entrees, dairy products

Possible Health Effects

Can cause tooth decay. High caloric intake of sugar contributes to obesity. Factory workers handling raw sugar may experience skin rashes.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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