Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How Do I Use It? Sugar Part I: Background

Sugar. We love how it tastes, but hate what it does to us. But actually it can be a great, if not necessary, thing to have in your food storage. Let's look at it's background.

  • Experts believe it originated in the South Pacific 8,000 years ago.
  • First mention of it is from an officer in Alexander's army about 325 BC
  • Used to be a luxury in Europe.
  • Columbus brought it to the America's on his second voyage.
  • Sugar is product of photosynthesis.
  • Found in all plants, but highest concentration in sugar cane and sugar beet plants.
Why Should You Store It?
  • If stored properly, it will last indefinitely.
  • Has many different uses for a ton of different recipes.
  • Provides energy to the body. 

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