Ten Interesting Facts about Sugar

Posted by Kaloree1 | June 13, 2016 | Fitness
  • Sugar is considered as one of the world’s oldest ingredients.


Ancient sugar

  • Christopher Columbus introduced the sugar cane seeds to the world on his second voyage.


Christopher Columbus

  • Sugar cane was first cultivated by the people of New Guinea, around 8000 B.C.



  • The word ‘sugar’ was originated from a Sanskrit word ‘sharkara’ which means the material in granule form.



  • Excess intake of sugar can increase the risk of heart diseases.


Heart Diseases

  • People around the world consume 500 extra calories per day from sugar.


Sugar Intake

  • If Brazil is the world’s largest producer of sugar cane, then India is the world’s largest consumer of sugar.


Sugar consumption

  • Sugar has more than 115 names for its different forms.



  • Many manufacturers avoid listing sugar as their main ingredient. Rather, they use a different name for sugar.



  • World Trade Organization (WTO) regulates the world sugar trade.




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