Where Does Sugar Come From?

Learn which 17 states in the U.S. have sugar growth and/or refinery locations and other quick facts about where sugar comes from.

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So Many Types of Sugar!

Slight adjustments in the process of cleaning, crystallizing and drying sugar, as well as its level of molasses, create different sugar varieties. How many do you know?

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All About Sugar

Did you know that sugar is a carbohydrate naturally found in fruits, vegetables and even nuts? Or that of all known plants, sugar is most highly concentrated in sugar beets and sugarcane?

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Our Mission

The Sugar Association is the scientific voice of the U.S. sugar industry, making a difference by continuously supporting scientific research and sharing our knowledge of sugar to increase consumer understanding and confidence in the role that sugar plays in a nutritious, balanced and enjoyable diet.

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View our resources for parents and kids, educators, health professionals and more.

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FAQs

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