What is sugar?

  • (noun): An essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain.
    Synonyms: carbohydrate, saccharide
    See also — Additional definitions below

Sugar

Sugar is the generalised name for a class of sweet-flavored substances used as food. They are carbohydrates and as this name implies, are composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose (also known as dextrose), fructose and galactose. The table or granulated sugar most customarily used as food is sucrose, a disaccharide. Other disaccharides include maltose and lactose.

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Alan Sugar - TV Appearances - Other Appearances
... In May 2008, Sugar made an appearance on An Audience Without Jeremy Beadle to pay tribute to Jeremy Beadle as they were close friends and both appeared on a ... Also in 2009, Sugar appeared in television advertisements for investment bank NS I and The Learning and Skills Council talking about apprenticeships ... In May 2011, Sugar presented Lord Sugar Tackles Football, a documentary looking into the financial woes of English football ...
Alan Sugar - Honours and Philanthropy
... Sugar was knighted in 2000 for services to business ... On 5 June 2009 it was reported that Sugar had been offered a peerage by Prime Minister Gordon Brown as part of a new enterprise role in his government, and he was subsequently ...
Alan Sugar - Ventures - Amsair
... Aviation was founded in 1993, and is run by Sugar's son Daniel Patrick ... As with Amstrad, the name Amsair is an acronym taken from the initials of Sugar's name "Alan Michael Sugar Air." Amsair operates a large Cessna fleet, and one Embraer Legacy ...
Sugar - Measurements
... Different culinary sugars have different densities due to differences in particle size and inclusion of moisture ... The Domino Sugar Company has established the following volume to weight conversions Brown sugar 1 cup = 48 teaspoons ~ 195 g = 6.88 oz Granular sugar 1 cup = 48 teaspoons ...
Alan Sugar
... Alan Michael Sugar, Baron Sugar (born 24 March 1947) is a British business magnate, media personality, and political advisor ... From humble origins in the East End of London, Sugar now has an estimated fortune of £770m (US$1.14 billion) and was ranked 89th in the Sunday Times Rich ... Sugar is also notable for his time as chairman of Tottenham Hotspur from 1991 to 2001 ...

More definitions of "sugar":

  • (noun): A white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative.
    Synonyms: refined sugar
  • (verb): Sweeten with sugar.
    Example: "Sugar your tea"
    Synonyms: saccharify

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    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

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    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)