28 Interesting Sugar Facts


Sugar is a sweet-tasting and soluble carbohydrate. It is used to sweeten our food. 100 grams of sugar consists of 387 calories. Sugar is mainly produced from sugarcane and sugar beet. The largest importer of sugar are China, United States and Indonesia.

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28 Interesting Sugar Facts

  1. The sweetest compound known is called lugduname. It's over 20,000 times sweeter than sugar.
  2. Sugar was once considered a spice, not a sweetener.
  3. When a spoonful of sugar is added to a vase, it prolongs the life of freshly cut flowers.
  4. Eating sugar can give you wrinkles in a process called glycation. The excess blood sugar binds to collagen in the skin, making it less elastic.
  5. One can of coke, 12 ounces, contains 10 teaspoons of sugar.
  6. A teaspoon of sugar has 15 calories.
  7. Sugar doesn't spoil. It has no expiration date.
  8. There are at least 61 different names of sugar.
  9. Sugar was used as a medicine for centuries.
  10. Sugar is addictive. Quitting sugar can cause nausea, pain and flu-like symptoms.
  11. Sugar can be used as fuel.
  12. The only taste humans are born carving is sugar.
  13. Sugar is one of the world's oldest ingredients.
  14. In 16th century, the cost of a teaspoon sugar was approximately 5 dollars in London.
  15. The word sugar originated from the Sanskrit word sharkara which means material in a granular form.
  16. Too much sugar can increase the overall risk of heart disease. Sugar changes the muscle protein of the heart and it's pumping mechanism.
  17. Sugar and alcohol have similar toxic liver effects.
  18. Lemons have more sugar than strawberries.
  19. Sugar addiction may be genetic.
  20. Sugar can take other forms such as sucrose, fructose and lactose. Sucrose is the most commonly used form of sugar and is called as table sugar.
  21. India is the world's largest consumer of sugar.
  22. According to brain scans, sugar is as addictive as cocaine.
  23. Eating excessive amount of sugar may increase your risk of developing certain cancers.
  24. A diet high in sugar and processed food increases the chances of developing depression.
  25. Having consistently high blood sugar level can cause damage to the delicate vessels in your kidneys.
  26. Sugar can deplete the body of B vitamins.
  27. All fruits, vegetables, grain, milk and honey contain naturally occurring sugar.
  28. The human body does not distinguish between sugars naturally present in foods and added sugar.
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