When you think of sugar, you probably think of white table sugar (sucrose). Table sugar is actually refined from raw sugar, which comes from sugar cane or sugar beets. During the refinement process, molasses, the dark part of raw sugar, and sugar alcohols are extracted to produce the white crystals that you think of as sugar or table sugar.
Several other types of sugar are primarily made from white or table sugar. Powdered sugar is made by milling table sugar into a powder. This powder is often used to make frosting or to dust cookies or other desserts. Coarse or sanding sugar is created during the process of refining sugar and is often sprinkled on top of desserts.
Raw sugars, natural brown sugars, and whole cane sugars contain some molasses. They may be unrefined, partially refined, or completely refined. Commercial brown sugar is often made from white sugar by adding molasses back into white or table sugar.
Today, most sugar (sucrose) found in processed foods has been replaced by high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is less expensive. Whether sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, or another type of sugar is used, an excess amount of sugar in the diet can negatively affect your body and health.
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