How sugar is made

The sugar is a staple in kitchens all over the world, as it adds sweetness to any dessert, drink or meal. It is also an important additive in the food and chemical industry, being a valuable ingredient in most cases.

refined sugar

 

The sugar is mainly sucrose, a disaccharide consisting of a glucose molecule and a fructose molecule, which is mainly extracted from sugar cane, but can also be extracted from other vegetables, such as beets. This substance has a very pleasant sweet taste and is considered one of the most important sources of calories in the world.

sugar cane

When heated to elevated temperatures, the sugar melts to form caramel. Nowadays, there are several types of sugar, such as: white sugar, blonde sugar, brown sugar, refined sugar, etc. Each of them has differences in the refining of the product, but in the end it is the same base substance, sucrose.

brown sugar

In the following video we will see how sugar is made:

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