What is Sugar?
Sugar is a white "sweet" substance made from sugar beets or sugar cane. Sugar can be used as a sweetener and a food preservative as well.
Originally, people chewed the cane raw to extract its sweetness. Indians discovered how to crystallize sugar during the Gupta dynasty, around 350 AD. John F. Robyt (1998) locates the two most probable origins of sugar cultivation as North East India or the South Pacific, which provide evidence of sugarcane cultivation as early as 10,000 BC and 6,000 BC respectively. 
Source(s) Derived From
Natural or Artificial?
Aliases (Also Known As)
Natural Milled Sugar
Naturally Milled Sugar
Raw Unrefined Sugar
Refined White Sugar
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|Ingredient added||UPC Food Search||January 1, 2009 @ 2:14 AM|