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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

  • Brown Sugar Caramels
    2 1/2 tablespoons butter 2 cups light brown sugar 2 tablespoons molasses 1/2 cup cream 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Brown Sugar Cake
    2 squares bitter chocolate 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup coffee
  • Sugar Ginger Snaps
    4 tablespoons lard 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup water (scant) Flour enough to roll 2 teaspoons ginger 1/2 teaspoon soda dissolved in warm water
  • Burnt Sugar Cake
    1 1/2 cup butter 1 1/4 cups pulverized sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup cold water 2 1/2 cups flour 3 tablespoons caramel 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 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 Loaf Cake
    1/2 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 2 egg yolks, beaten 1 1/2 cups sifted flour Few grains salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup milk 1 cup broken nuts 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 egg whites, whipped s
  • 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 | 1/2 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
  • Lemon Sugar
    Cut sugar Lemons
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