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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 Frosting
    1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup water 2 egg whites 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 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
  • Sugar Pie
    3 cups light brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup cream 3 eggs Lemon extract
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brown Sugar Caramels | 2 1/2 Tbsps butter
    2 1/2 Tbsps butter 2 cups brown sugar 2 Tbsps molasses 1/2 cup milk 4 squares unsweetened chocolate 1 tsp vanilla
  • GlacĂ© Sugar
    2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup boiling water 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • Green Mint Sugar
    1/3 cup sugar 2 drops green color paste 1 drop of peppermint oil
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