Sugar 101

Get to Know Nature’s Oldest Sweetener

We’re here to share the facts about nature’s oldest sweetener. You can feel confident in the fact that it plays many roles in nutritious food—and about making room for occasional indulgences.
Sugar 101
What Is Sugar?

What Is Sugar?

You may have heard the term “sucrose” at one point or another—but what is that, really?

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Types of Sugar

A Crash Course on the Many Types of Sugar

All sugar is made by first extracting sugar juice from sugar beet or sugar cane plants, and from there, many types of sugar can be produced.

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Sugar vs. Sugars

Clearing up Confusion

Here are some quick definitions and links to what these terms actually mean.

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History of Sugar

Making Life Sweeter Since 8000 BCE

Sugar is one of the world’s oldest documented commodities.

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Refining & Processing

The Process: The Result Is Pure Sucrose

After sugar is harvested by farmers, it is processed and refined to ensure consistency and quality.

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Sugar Uses

Sugar Uses Beyond Sweetness and Food

Sugar is also used in the production of medication, bioplastics and more. Explore the many uses of sugar.

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