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White sugar

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– Description:
– Refining process removes molasses to produce white sugar with over 99.7% purity.
– Molecular formula of white sugar is C.
– White sugars from sugar cane and sugar beet are chemically identical but can be distinguished through carbon-13 analysis.
– Some sugar cane refiners use bone char in refining white sugar, while beet sugar is always vegan.
– White sugar lacks minerals present in molasses, resulting in a lighter color and milder flavor.

– References:
– Dario Bressanini (3 June 2009) discusses myths about white sugar.
– Exploratorium provides information on sugar. explains the use of animal bones.
– lists bone char-free vegan sugar companies.
– Raffaella Procenzano (28 January 2014) compares health impacts of white and raw sugar.

– Related items:
– White sugar is related to brown sugar.

– External links:
– Wikimedia Commons has media related to white sugar.

White sugar (Wikipedia)

White sugar, also called table sugar, granulated sugar, or regular sugar, is a commonly used type of sugar, made either of beet sugar or cane sugar, which has undergone a refining process.

A bowl of white sugar
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