Sugar, or granulated sucrose, is a colorless, sweet-tasting crystalline powder that usually comes from a cane sugar or sugar beet. It is also called table sugar and is used as a sweetener in food. More » Food Food Facts Dry Ingredients

Sugar dissolves in water because both substances are polar substances. Water dissolves the majority of substances that are polar or ionic. The fact that sugar dissolves in water is unusual because most molecular compound... More » Science Chemistry Solutions & Mixtures

Water molecules break bonds and insert themselves between sugar molecules, causing sugar cubes to dissolve in water. The positively charged oxygen ions in water combine with the negatively charged hydroxyl groups in suga... More » Science Chemistry
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Sugar granules are small particles, consisting of sucrose, that result from processing sugar cane or sugar beet syrup. To produce sugar granules, processors crystallize purified, filtered syrup from sugar cane or sugar b... More » Food Food Facts Dry Ingredients

Sugar is a worldwide commodity, and countries on six of the seven continents produce sugar. The countries that produce the most sugar are Brazil, India, China, Thailand, the United States and Mexico. More » Food Food Facts Dry Ingredients

Side effects of sucrose, which is common table sugar, include tooth decay and risk for obesity in children and adults, according to MedlinePlus. Sucrose adds calories to the diet without providing any other nutrients. More » Food Food Facts Dry Ingredients

There are many names for refined, but the easiest way to identify refined sugars in ingredients is by the words "syrup," "malt," and anything ending in "-ose," such as sucrose, corn syrup or fructose. Refining is a basic... More » Food Food Facts Dry Ingredients