What is sugar?

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
... 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 List 2011 ... Sugar is also notable for his time as chairman of Tottenham Hotspur from 1991 to 2001 ...
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 ...
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
... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "sugar":

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

Famous quotes containing the word sugar:

    The sugar maple is remarkable for its clean ankle. The groves of these trees looked like vast forest sheds, their branches stopping short at a uniform height, four or five feet from the ground, like eaves, as if they had been trimmed by art, so that you could look under and through the whole grove with its leafy canopy, as under a tent whose curtain is raised.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    There is no sugar cane that is sweet at both ends.
    Chinese proverb.

    They give us a pair of cloth shorts twice a year for all our clothing. When we work in the sugar mills and catch our finger in the millstone, they cut off our hand; when we try to run away, they cut off our leg: both things have happened to me. It is at this price that you eat sugar in Europe.
    Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694–1778)