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Use this simple sugar cookie dough as the base for any sweet treat. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Basic Sugar Cookies," 2 Aug. 2019 They are generally made of long strings of those simple sugars, called polysaccharides (i.e. many sugars). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Here's What Carbs Actually Do in Your Body," 23 May 2019 Those sugars are the key to making biofuels, because once the polymers are broken down into simple sugars, those sugars can be fermented into liquid biomass. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Gribble Worm Could Hold Secrets for Cheaper Renewable Energy," 5 Dec. 2018 Her research group has developed enzymes that change simple sugars to isobutanol, an energy-rich substance used in the production of biofuels and plastics. Joanna Sugden, WSJ, "Nobel Chemistry Prize Is Awarded to Three Evolutionary Scientists," 3 Oct. 2018 Other examples of easy-to-eat simple sugars include sports beans, fruit drops, and even thin, cookielike waffles. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "The First-Time Marathoner's Guide to Fuel and Hydration for Your Marathon Training," 6 Oct. 2018 It's made up of the simplest sugars on the planet, allowing it to immediately enter your digestive tract and be absorbed by the cells of your bloodstream. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, ""No Added Sugar" Is B.S. — Here's Why," 3 Apr. 2017 The milled grains go into a mash tun, where starches are converted to simple sugars. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Backed by his boss, John Howie, sommelier/master distiller Erik Liedholm pours his heart and talent into award-winning liquors," 20 June 2018 Aspartame, for example, undergoes a different metabolic process that doesn’t yield simple sugars. Eunice Zhang, Washington Post, "Diet drinks may seem like a good idea, but their effects may surprise you," 3 June 2018

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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