Sugar

Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

  • About
Sugar is made for common use from sugar cane, sugar beets and maple sap. This sugar is called sucrose. Honey is the purest natural form of sugar.
Glucose, or grape sugar, is found in honey, fresh fruits and on the skins of dried fruits, such as raisins, dates, etc it is also made for commercial use from the starch of corn. The sugar of milk is called lactose. Sugar made from sugar cane and sugar beets is the kind most commonly used. The products of sugar cane are molasses, brown sugar, granulated, cut loaf, powdered and confectioners' sugar. Only white sugar is made from beets. Sugar is very easily digested, as it dissolves so readily. It is a very necessary food when taken in small quantities. It produces heat and energy in the body; children, being more active than grown people, naturally crave more sweets.