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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

  • Sugar Cookies | 1/2 cup butter
    1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon milk flavoring 2 eggs 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups flour
  • 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
  • Sugar Candy | 2 cups sugar
    2 cups sugar 1 cup water 4 Tbsps vinegar 1 Tbsp butter
  • Clarified Sugar
    2 lbs loaf sugar 1 pint cold water 1/2 egg white
  • Sugar Nut Candy
    3 pounds white sugar 1/2 pint water 1/2 pint vinegar 1/4 pound butter 1 pound hickory nut kernels
  • Boiled Frosting (that will never sugar)
    1 cup sugar 1/3 cup water White of 1 egg 1/3 cup white karo syrup
  • Double Boiler Brown Sugar Frosting
    2 1/4 cups brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon baking powder Few grains salt 5 tablespoons water 2 egg whites, unbeaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 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 Cookies | 1 1/2 pints sugar
    1 1/2 pints sugar 1 pint sour milk 1 pint butter Yolks 6 eggs 1 level teaspoon soda 2 heaping teaspoons baking powder
  • Plain Sugar Cookies
    1 1/2 cup butter 6 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2 cup milk 10 tsps baking powder 12 cups flour 1/2 nutmeg 1 tsp salt
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