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Why is my sugar damp?

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November 15, 2008 10:00PM

Sugar is what scientists call 'hygroscopic', meaning it attracts water from the air.

If your sugar is prone to getting damp, it is best to keep it in an air-tight container. Some glass jars have an air-seal. These are ideal for storing sugar.

Small quantities of sugar can be put into a suitable bowl (stainless steel, glass etc) for easy access, which can be stored in warm dry conditions when not needed for immediate use.