table sugar


: sugar sense 1a
especially : granulated white sugar

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Now, straight table sugar would be difficult to stomach, but there are companies who have packaged maple syrup into small serving sizes. Mallory Arnold, Outside Online, 11 Jan. 2023 Diets high in fructose (fruit sugar) and sucrose (table sugar) can induce metabolic changes associated with Type 2 diabetes. Elizabeth Svoboda, Discover Magazine, 26 Aug. 2015 Glucose is not sweet, but fructose is very sweet and gives table sugar its sweet taste. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 14 July 2022 White table sugar may be delicious, but there is actually no nutritional need for it. Good Housekeeping, 9 Aug. 2022 Most of us get our fructose from table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Richard Johnson, The Conversation, 22 Aug. 2022 In other words, to make high-fructose corn syrup sweeter than table sugar from sugarcane, the proportion of fructose can be increased. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 14 July 2022 Animal protein, excess salt and excess added sugar -- specifically table sugar (sucrose) and fructose -- all promote stone formation and should be limited. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 19 Apr. 2022 The taste derived from L-aspartyl-L-phenylalnine methyl ester, a dipeptide of amino acids that is 200 times sweeter than sucrose or table sugar. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of table sugar was in 1964

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“Table sugar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

table sugar

: sugar entry 1 sense 1
especially : white sugar granules

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