Interesting Facts About Sugar

Thursday, May 29, 2008

  • sugar was one of the first pharmaceutical ingredients used, as it still is today, to mask the bitter taste of medicines

  • In 1899, the very first carton was used to pack sugar? This revolutionized the sugar business, greatly improving upon the crude wooden barrels from which sugar was originally scooped for customers.

  • In the late 16th Century, a mere teaspoon of sugar cost the equivalent of five dollars in London

  • Sugar is the only taste humans are born craving

  • A can of Coke has 39 grams of sugar and a can of Pepsi has 41 grams of sugar. That is about seven teaspoons or 13 lumps of sugar per can!

  • Lemons contain more sugar than Strawberries.

  • When the sun explodes, it will compress itself and become so dense that a piece of it the size of a sugar cube will weigh the equivalent of 1 ton.

  • The trick to curing hiccups is to get the nerves that regulate breathing synchronized by taking a teaspoon of granulated sugar.

  • Sugar hardens asphalt. It slows the setting of ready-mixed concrete and glue.

  • Sugar is used in leather tanning, printers' inks and dyes and even in textile sizing and finishing

  • Chemical manufacturers use sugar to grow penicillin.

  • 'Sure' and 'Sugar' are the only two words in the English language that are spelt 'su' and pronounced 'sh'

  • Some people believe that dry swallowing 1 teaspoon of sugar can cure the hiccups.

  • Sugar is 100% natural with no fat.

  • Sugar is one of the oldest cooking ingredients, dating back to 326 BC.

  • Sugar cane was introduced to the New World in 1493 by Christopher Columbus.

  • In 2001, scientists discovered sugar in outer space.

  • Before 1899, sugar was crudely sold from barrels. The sugar industry was revolutionized when it was first packed in cartons.

  • Sugar has many uses outside of the kitchen: it's one of the most important components of medicine, it's used to slow down the setting of cement, it plays a role in leather tanning and paper dying, and prolongs the life of fresh cut flowers.

  • sugar contains no additives or preservatives

  • one teaspoon of sugar contains only 15 calories
  • refined sugar is better for you than raw sugar

  • In the 1500s, the cost of a teaspoon of sugar was equivalent to $5
  • sugar makes a good preservative

  • A grain of sugar under the microscope is a translucent crystal, reflecting light from its 14 facets like a jewel

  • Candy Bar has the same amount of sugar as 10 apples.

  • The average American consumes 175 pounds of sugar per year. That is 300,000 calories per year, 800 calories per day.

  • Fruit drinks, fruit beverages, fruit punch contain anywhere from 1-40% of fruit juice but also contain loads of sugar and high-fructose corn syrup.Whether fresh squeezed or store-bought an 8 ounce glass of juice has 8 teaspoons of sugar.

  • Sugar creates the demand for more sugar, which raises insulin levels. This signals the body to store fat.

  • Sugar can even feed cancer cells.

  • Sugars also trigger a mineral imbalance in the body. For example, chromium and zinc are often depleted when largeamounts of sugar are consumed.Depleted zinc makes your tastebuds become dull.

  • Sucrose, dextrose, fructose, lactose, dextrin, maltose, monosaccharides,disaccharides and syrup are the other names of sugar

  • Look at labels, even if it say NO Sugar, it still may have these other types of sugars.

  • Sugar is also in canned vegetables, ketchup, salad dressing (tomato sauce cannot be sold as “catsup” if not sugared). That is why fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables are the best for you to eat.

  • fruits are high in sugar. However, the best way to consume fruits without affecting your insulin level is to consume them in whole form, with skin on.

  • Honey is the Substitute for Sugar.

  • Stevia is also a great substitute for sugar. It does not affect insulin levels. It can be found in most health food stores.


Aishwarya.G said...

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Very helpful!! Thanks!

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