Sugar and Sweeteners
Sugar is composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. It is used as a natural food stuff to sweeten the majority of other food stuffs that we wish to taste sweet. Monosaccharides is the simplest form of sugar. Sugar can be found in the tissues of plants before sugar use, honey was used to add sweetness to our foods. Sweeteners, rather than being a food stuff is a food additive. High intensity sweeteners, are a lot sweeter than sugar that we use everyday that does not contain the same level of food energy. Sweeteners can be natural or synthetic the majority are artificial. Sorbitol is a natural sweetener whereas saccharin, created by accident in 1879 is an artificial sweetener. Sweeteners can take the place of natural sugar, where the consumption of natural sugar may be detrimental to our health, such as diabetes sufferers. Canada banned the use of saccharin in 1977 as tests in relation to bladder cancer from the 1960's showed that their may be a link to bladder cancer of users of high dies of saccharin, also these tests involved the use of animals.
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What is the chemical name for table sugar?
The chemical name for table sugar (also called cane sugar or beet sugar or, by most people, simply "sugar") is sucrose, with a molecular formula of C12H22O11.To a chemist, "sugar" is not a single compound but a class of compounds. The chemical name for table sugar is sucrose. An older term for sugar that is no longer in use is saccharose. Sucrose consists of 12 carbon atoms, 22 hydrogen atoms, and 11 oxygen atoms.
Is there a sugar free hawaiian punch?
Yes, there is a sugar free hawaiian punch in single serve packages. I found them at the Dollar Tree this summer. 8 packets in a box for a dollar. They taste just like the original. Mine are almost gone and I would like to find a manufacturer or distributer to get more. Yes, there is a sugar free hawaiian punch in single serve packages. I found them at the Dollar Tree this summer. 8 packets in a box for a dollar. They taste just like the original. Mine are almost gone and I would like to find a manufacturer or distributer to get more.
What happens if you water a plant with aspartame water?
aspartame is a 0 calorie sweetener, more commonly known as Nutrasweet or Equal I recently did an experiment where I watered 3 mung bean plants with water and another 3 plants with aspartame-water. I used a 1/2 teaspoon of Equal mixed with 6 oz of water and poured 2 oz off the mixture on each plant. The same with regular but without the Equal. The aspartame plants started to smell rotten. I conducted my experiment for 3 weeks. On the last day the aspartame plants grew tall but the stems weren't as strong and the leaves looked misshapen, not like the regular, so my advice to you is not to water your soil with aspartame. aspartame converts into formaldehyde (embalming fluid) in the human body when it is digested. it is possible that is the cause of the decay and eventual death of your plants. it may be that the same chemical process happens in plants as well and well... its just common sense on what happens next. as for people complaining that aspartame is bad for you... it is... but when used in moderation its just as bad for you as sugar. (which also kills you when you have had too much).
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Is a artificial sweeteners that contains aspartame a element or mixture?
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How is sucrose formed from glucose and fructose?
this is a little hard to explain, and you would perhaps get a better response from another user who has more knowledge of biology, however it is all to do with enzymes. enzymes are biological catalysts, which speed up chemical reactions without being involved in them themselves. hopefully this has helped a little, sorry for the answer being so vague. Jessiejelly96
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What can you substitute sugar for?
Nothing can completely replace sugar in a recipe, (particularly in meringue or jam recipes, don't even try!). Sugar is used for taste, to give volume, and to give softness/moistness, and caramel colour, so is usually vital in baking recipes. However some recipes may substitute the puree of some fruit/vegetable in the place of some sugar, since the puree will add moistness and flavor. Think carrot cake, or chocolate beetroot cake, or apple puree in chocolate brownies. The cookbook "Red Velvet Chocolate Heartache, by Harry Eastwood" contains a lot of recipes using fruit/veg purees, however I've never tried any of them out so I cannot recommend it personally.
Is pure cane sugar considered organic?
Pure cane sugar is only organic if all methods of making it were natural. For example, you can't have used any inorganic fertilizers or pesticides, just water and natural supplies when growing the sugar cane. The word "organic" means "containing carbon". I, for one, do not recognize the US Government's power to change the definition of words. There's nothing in the Constitution that gives them such power. So definitions involving the methods used in growing a crop are irrelevant. I stick by the actual definition of the word, "containing carbon". The chemical formula for sucrose (the chemical name for table sugar) is C12H22O11. The "C" stands for carbon. So, sugar clearly contains carbon. It is therefore organic. Regardless of how it is produced. By the way, water is not organic. So, if you accept this government redefinition of the word "organic", using inorganic water on the crop makes it inorganic. And, because it's impossible to grow any sugar crop without water, there's no such thing as "organic sugar". ---- Brown sugar is simply unrefined, white sugar is sugar and organic sugar can be either brown or white or 'pure cane'.
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Is there any alternative sweetener to Stevia and Cane sugar?
Plenty of alternatives: Honey, corn syrup, glycerin, and various sugar alcohols such as malitol and xylitol. Xylitol (birch bark sugar) is another natural sweetener, about 50% the sweetness of table sugar, with a similar consistency. Artificial sweeteners include aspartame (brand names Equal or NutraSweet), saccharin (Sweet'N Low), and sucralose (Splenda).