table sugar

noun

Definition of table sugar

: sugar sense 1a especially : granulated white sugar

Examples of table sugar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some examples include fructose (found in fruit), lactose (found in milk), and sucrose (found in table sugar). Julie Stewart, SELF, 25 Mar. 2021 Most of it goes to giant mills where table sugar is centrifuged and crystallized. New York Times, 26 Jan. 2021 The four most common forms of simple sugars include glucose, fructose (a.k.a fruit sugar), sucrose (a.k.a table sugar), and lactose (a.k.a. dairy sugar). Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 29 Oct. 2020 In the case of table sugar, or sucrose, that’s at about 340 degrees, McGee says. Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2020 While the main source of carbohydrate in breast milk is lactose, the main source of carbohydrate in formula may be lactose, or something else like corn syrup or table sugar. Susan Reslewic Keatley, New York Times, 18 Apr. 2020 Coconut sugar has a glycemic index of 54, according to the University of Sydney Glycemic Index Database, which is not much lower than refined table sugar. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 19 Mar. 2020 The second group was given an equally sweet beverage with table sugar. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2020 One breakthrough ingredient is unfermentable, zero-calorie monk fruit extract, which is hundreds of times sweeter than table sugar. Joshua M. Bernstein, Popular Mechanics, 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of table sugar

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Table sugar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/table%20sugar. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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