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Pursuit of Sweetness: A History of Table Sugar (Sucrose)

Pursuit of Sweetness: A History of Table Sugar (Sucrose)



When I offered my friend a hot drink, I inquired whether they preferred it with or without sugar. The response was, “I eliminated added sugars from my diet because it is unnecessary and consuming less of it can lead to a healthier and longer life.” This response is correct to a certain extent, like any other food, sugar can cause health problems if consumed in excess. People can become addicted to it and use it to satisfy their cravings rather than their nutritional needs.  Sugar can be naturally occurring in a product or added as an ingredient, according to the public’s understanding but has this always been the case throughout history?



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