Sugar

The very first ten random facts are about sugar!

  • Sugar helps to produce lots of energy and body heat.
  • Sugar straight from the cane contains carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.
  • Indians probably discovered sugar in 500 BC.
  • Sugar juice is in the upper part of the sugar cane.
  • Purified juice contains 7 parts of water for every 1 part of sugar (7:1).

sugar, food, ten random facts

  • Your body makes sugar into a type of glucose.
  • Many ingredients or body-made chemicals that end with the suffix -ose, like in glucose, fructose and lactose, normally indicate that the ingredient or chemical is a type of sugar.
  • The recommended daily intake of sugar a day is 10 teaspoons.
  • Unprocessed sugar is good for you but refined and processed can be bad for you.
  • 80% of the world’s sugar is produced from sugar cane while about 20% is produced from sugar beet.
Bibliography:
Leighton, D 1977, Sugar, Wayland Publishers Limited, United Kingdom
Likness, J 2012, Sugar and Artificial Sugar Facts, Every Diet, <http://www.everdiet.org/1001/sugar-and-artificial-sugar-facts>

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