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 »

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The colonists were angry about the Sugar Act largely due to the economic consequences and the implications it had on their freedom. More »

One teaspoon of sugar weighs 4.2 grams. A tablespoon of sugar weighs around double that. It is recommended that people do not consume more than 25 grams, or about 6 teaspoons, of sugar a day. More »

Some foods that contain fructose are fruits and vegetables, processed foods and anything with high-fructose corn syrup as an additive. Fruits and vegetables such as zucchini, peas, watermelon, apples, grapes and asparagu... More »

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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 »

Regular corn syrup consists of 100 percent glucose, whereas high-fructose corn syrup has converted some of the glucose into fructose through an enzymatic reaction. High-fructose corn syrup is much sweeter than regular co... More »

Research indicates that high fructose corn syrup may encourage overeating, which can be linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to WebMD. These conditions also put people at risk for developing heart disease. Tw... More »