What is sugar?

  • (noun): A white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative.
    Synonyms: refined sugar
    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
... 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 ...
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 created ...
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 ~ 200 g = 7.06 oz Powdered ...
Alan Sugar - Ventures - Amsair
... Amsair Executive Aviation was founded in 1993, and is run by Sugar's son Daniel Patrick ... 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 650 with the registration G-S ...

More definitions of "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
  • (verb): Sweeten with sugar.
    Example: "Sugar your tea"
    Synonyms: saccharify

Famous quotes containing the word sugar:

    You have witchcraft in your lips, Kate. There is more
    eloquence in a sugar touch of them than in the tongues of
    the French council.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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

    To one who habitually endeavors to contemplate the true state of things, the political state can hardly be said to have any existence whatever. It is unreal, incredible, and insignificant to him, and for him to endeavor to extract the truth from such lean material is like making sugar from linen rags, when sugar-cane may be had.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)