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Recent Examples on the Web One common ingredient is D-mannose, which is a simple sugar similar to glucose. Joni Sweet, Health, 1 June 2024 Bake simple sugar cookies, whip up a few colored icings, assemble all the supplies, and gather the kids to express their creativity on a cookie canvas! Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 14 Nov. 2023 Actually, mind your beeswax Bees work busily, visiting flowers and converting pollen and nectar in their stomachs to remove water and produce a simple sugar. Noah Lederman, Popular Science, 2 Nov. 2023 The primary fuel source for higher intensities of exercise is often glucose—the simple sugar that comes from the breakdown of carbohydrates. Amber Sayer, Health, 26 Oct. 2023 This list includes acesulfame potassium, or Ace-K – a synthetic calorie-free sugar substitute – as well as sugar alcohols and even simple sugar. Jiangang Chen, The Conversation, 21 July 2023 Glazed Ham, Honey Molasses Whole-Wheat Bread Corn syrup Corn syrup is primarily composed of glucose, a simple sugar, and is made by treating the starch molecules from corn with an acid or enzyme. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 14 Aug. 2023 By the 1920s, girls were going door-to-door selling simple sugar cookies packaged in wax paper bags for 25 to 35 cents per dozen. Emily Mesner, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Mar. 2023 Carbohydrates then get turned into simple sugar molecules: glucose, which enters the blood through the walls of your gut. Karina Zaiets, USA Today, 14 Mar. 2023

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First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of simple sugar was in 1942

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“Simple sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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