smith-47 - Week 13 Candy TheTruthAboutSugar . 1/.;they

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“The Truth About Sugar” Sugar was a luxury in Europe.  It was so expensive because it was sold by the ounce. 1/3 of the world’s sugar is from beets.  Beets don’t need tropical climates to grow; they  could grow in Oregon for example. No one can truly tell cane sugar from beet sugar because they both taste the same as  well as being chemically identical.   If a package of food says pure sugar on it, it could be either cane sugar or beet sugar.  If it says cane it is cane. If you were born before 1980 then you grew up eating cane sugar.  If you were born  after the 80’s you most likely ate sugar from corn.  For example, corn syrup was used in  drinks. Sugar can come from various roots, corn, or beets. Sugar is a simple carbohydrate which tastes sweet. A complex carbohydrate is a starch in grains and vegetables, and it doesn’t taste sweet,  for example rice.  Are some sugars more nutritious? -                  TRUE     Honey for example has no nutritional value. Fruit juice that says it’s been sweetened is not more nutritious. Raw sugar and white sugar are equals.  However, no one sells truly raw sugar, because  you wouldn’t want to eat all the stuff in it, like dirt. Sugar contains over 16 calories in a teaspoon, or 770 calories in a cup.
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course SFL 110 taught by Professor Annhardman during the Spring '10 term at BYU.

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