Refined Sugar Foods
Test Your Sugar IQ!
By Joe Wilkes
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- Which has more
calories, brown sugar or white sugar? White sugar actually
has more calories than brown sugar. But not much more, only about two calories
an ounce. Traditional brown sugar almost always comes from the sugar beet. The
extracted beet sugar is mixed with molasses (the byproduct of the sugar
extraction), which is what gives brown sugar its distinct color and flavor.
Cane sugar is light brown in its natural state.
- How much sugar typically makes kids hyperactive? Amazingly, none. Science has yet to establish any conclusive
link between sugar and increases in hyperactivity in children. It is suspected
that sugar may be taking a bad rap for caffeine, which, along with sugar, is
present in many sodas and chocolaty snacks, and has been proven to hype up the
- How is powdered sugar,
or confectioner's sugar, made? Powdered sugar is ground 10
times as fine as regular sugar and mixed with a small amount of corn starch to
prevent caking. So if you're ever cooking at home and run out of powdered
sugar, just grind up some regular sugar in a blender with a pinch of corn
- How many gallons of maple sap are needed to make one
gallon of maple syrup? It takes 40 gallons of sap to
produce one gallon of syrup. But the syrup isn't too bad of a sweetener. As
maple sugar, it contains seven fewer calories per ounce than sugar, but
contains many more essential minerals. Not quite a health food, but better than
the white stuff.
- Who played Sugar Kane
in the 1959 film Some Like It Hot? Marilyn