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List of sugars

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Sugarcane and bowl of sugar

This is a list of sugars and sugar products. Sugar is the generalized name for sweet, short-chain, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. They are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources.

Generally speaking, chemical names ending in -ose indicate sugars. "Syrup" indicates a sugary solution.

Malting is a way of processing starchy grains like wheat and barley into sugar, so "malt extract" will be mostly sugar. Sugar is mostly extracted from plants by juicing them, then drying the purified juice, so "evaporated cane juice crystals" or "concentrated grape juice" are also very similar to pure sugars.

Sugars and sugar products[edit]

Brown sugar
Milk caramel manufactured as square candies, either for eating or for melting down
A block of Indian jaggery

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar "Hidden in Plain Sight". SugarScience.UCSF.edu. 2013-11-17. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Coelho, Rosalie R.R.; Linhares, Luiz Fernando; Martin, James P. (February 1988). "Sugars in hydrolysates of fungal melanins and soil humic acids". Plant and Soil. 106 (1): 127–133. doi:10.1007/BF02371204.
  3. ^ "High–fructose Corn Syrup Medical Definition - Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary". Retrieved 24 May 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Sugars at Wikimedia Commons