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About Sugar

  • The American Heart Association recommends the following for daily sugar intake: 9 Tsp (Men), 5 Tsp (Women), 3 Tsp (Children)
  • The average american consumes over 20 teaspoons of sugar per day
  • Most sweeteners including sugar and fruit extracts, cane juices, honey, syrup, etc. have a fructose/glucose ratio of approximately 50/50
  • Fructose is found in sugar and most sweeteners and is unhealthy because it goes straight to the liver causing diabetes and heart disease
  • Sugar is sometimes referred to as "evaporated cane juice"
  • Many people choose sugar over high fructose corn syrup because sugar is not as highly processed
  • Consumption of sugar increases insulin levels, increases energy, but then leads to a drop in both and likely a craving for more food
  • Sugar is a carbohydrate with about 9 calories per sugar cube
  • About 40% of the world's sugar production comes from Brazil
  • The fully mature sugar cane stem can grow as tall as five meters
  • Sugar cane and sugar beet are the most common sources of refined sugar
  • Sugar is sucrose which can is found naturally in many plants
  • Christopher Columbus is credited with bringing sugar to the Americas
  • The process of creating sugar through evaporation of the sugar cane juice began in India
  • The earliest known production of sugar dates back to 9000 BC in the southwest Pacific island of New Guinea

Recipes Featuring Sugar

  • Hard Sugar Gingerbread
    3/4 cup butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 3/4 cup milk 5 cups flour 3/4 tablespoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3/4 tablespoon ginger
  • Brown Sugar Caramels
    2 1/2 tablespoons butter 2 cups light brown sugar 2 tablespoons molasses 1/2 cup cream 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Burnt Brown Sugar Pie
    1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 1/4 cup milk 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 2 eggs, separated 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 baked pastry shell 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Clarified Sugar
    2 lbs loaf sugar 1 pint cold water 1/2 egg white
  • Boiled Frosting (that will never sugar)
    1 cup sugar 1/3 cup water White of 1 egg 1/3 cup white karo syrup
  • Brown Sugar Drop Cookies
    1 pound butter 4 cups brown sugar 4 eggs 4 cups sifted flour 2/3 teaspoon baking soda 1 pound pecans, chopped
  • Sugar Pie
    3 cups light brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup cream 3 eggs Lemon extract
  • Brown Sugar Fudge
    2 Tbsps butter 2 cups brown sugar 3/4 cup milk or thin cream 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Sugar Sauce
    1/2 pint granulated sugar 1/2 cup water Piece of butter the size of a walnut Lemon or vanilla extract 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Green Mint Sugar
    1/3 cup sugar 2 drops green color paste 1 drop of peppermint oil
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