table sugar


Definition of table sugar

: sugar sense 1a especially : granulated white sugar

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Recent Examples on the Web In the case of table sugar, or sucrose, that’s at about 340 degrees, McGee says. Washington Post, "Sugar adds more than sweetness to baked goods. Here’s what to know before you cut it.," 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, "Formula Feeding: How Much and How Often to Feed Your Baby," 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, "Is Coconut Sugar Healthy? Here's Everything You Need to Know, According to Our Nutritionist," 19 Mar. 2020 The second group was given an equally sweet beverage with table sugar. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "Artificial sweeteners may make healthy people sick when paired with carbs, study says," 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, "Home-Brewing Isn’t a Science—It’s an Art. Here's How to Make Your Own Masterpiece," 26 Feb. 2020 For example, natural sweeteners—such as honey, maple syrup and table sugar—provide a certain number of calories, and the anticipation of sweet taste prompted by these foods signals the body to expect and prepare for that calorie load. Ellen Ruppel Shell, Scientific American, "A New Theory of Obesity," 25 Sep. 2019 Sugar of any type is also out, including table sugar, brown sugar, honey, molasses, agave and coconut sugar. Molly Kimball,, "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

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First Known Use of table sugar

1964, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2020

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“Table sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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