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5 Mind-Blowing Facts About White Sugar You Weren’t Aware of

Indians are fond of eating sweet dishes, which are incomplete without the sweetness of white sugar. However, now people have become diet conscious and try to avoid consuming white sugar. So, today, let’s look at some of the interesting facts about white sugar which we bet you didn’t know.

Ayushi Raina
Indians enjoy sweet dishes, which would be incomplete without the sweetness of white sugar
Indians enjoy sweet dishes, which would be incomplete without the sweetness of white sugar

White sugar is a household essential that is consumed on a regular basis. Indians enjoy sweet dishes, which would be incomplete without the sweetness of white sugar. However, since individuals have grown more health-conscious, they are avoiding the consumption of white sugar.

Still, it is holding a tight grip in the Indian kitchens.  So, now, let's have a look at some intriguing facts about white sugar which we're betting you didn't know. 

When sugar was discovered, it was not used as a sweetener 

White sugar was initially introduced in England in the 12th century. It was, however, a luxury, and people used it as a spice. It was used with ginger, cinnamon, and other spices to make a variety of spicy delicacies. 

White sugar is not a vegetarian ingredient 

Yes, you read that correctly. White sugar gets the sparkling white color from the animal bone char.  The refined sugar that we bring into our homes is usually prepared with animal bone char to make it appear white in color.

Not all brands include bone char but mostly white sugar has some amount of it. 

White sugar contains medicinal properties 

White sugar was used as medicine in ancient times. It was used to cure diseases ranging from eye ailments to fever and cough.  Sugar has healing powers which made it popular as a medicine in European countries. 

White Sugar is a foodless food 

White sugar is prepared with sugarcane or sugar beet and provides you with instant energy. This is due to the fact that it contains 99.9% sucrose. White sugar may help your body function even if you haven't eaten anything. As a result, it is known as foodless food. 

White sugar, like alcohol, has toxic effects on the liver 

White sugar includes fructose, which helps in fat storage. Excessive consumption of white sugar might result in the formation of fatty acids in the liver. This in turn leads to the damaging of the human liver.  The consequences are similar to those caused by long-term alcohol intake on the liver. 

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