table sugar

noun

Definition of table sugar

: sugar sense 1a especially : granulated white sugar

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Sugar of any type is also out, including table sugar, brown sugar, honey, molasses, agave and coconut sugar. Molly Kimball, nola.com, "The do’s and don’ts of the high-fat, low-carb keto diet: Best of Molly Kimball," 11 June 2019 The coating for a candy apple is made from table sugar and corn syrup, flavored with cinnamon and colored with red food dye. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "The Sugary Coats of Holiday Apples," 15 Nov. 2018 For the same amount of carbohydrate, table sugar will prompt a much bigger spike in blood glucose than a few bites of apple. Jill U. Adams, Washington Post, "How chocolate and sugary things may prime your brain to want more," 10 Feb. 2018 Sugar of any type is also out, including table sugar, brown sugar, honey, molasses, agave and coconut sugar. Molly Kimball, nola.com, "The do’s and don’ts of the high-fat, low-carb keto diet: Best of Molly Kimball," 11 June 2019 The coating for a candy apple is made from table sugar and corn syrup, flavored with cinnamon and colored with red food dye. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "The Sugary Coats of Holiday Apples," 15 Nov. 2018 But in the thick sugar solution, the sucrose from the table sugar mixes with glucose from the corn syrup, creating a jumble of molecules with two different shapes. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "The Sugary Coats of Holiday Apples," 15 Nov. 2018 In addition to tasting sweet on your tongue, a spoonful of table sugar — in a cup of coffee, for example — will cause the sugar, or glucose, level in your blood to rise. Jill U. Adams, Washington Post, "How chocolate and sugary things may prime your brain to want more," 10 Feb. 2018 Your body responds by secreting digestive enzymes to break down the disaccharide molecule sucrose (or table sugar) into the monosaccharide glucose. Kate Morgan, The Cut, "Is Stevia Better for You Than Sugar?," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of table sugar

1964, in the meaning defined above

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