Ten Interesting Facts about Sugar

  • 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.

 

Sugarcane

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

 

Sanskrit

  • 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.

 

types-of-sugar

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

 

hidden-sugars

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

 

Headquarters

 

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