Food Commodities: Sugar

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Where does sugar come from in the UK?
Sugar beet, grown in the Uk and Europe or imported for tropical climates
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How should honey, syrup and sugar be stored?
Airtight container to prevent moisture entering or moisture loss
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What is the nutritional value of sugar?
99.9% pure sugar
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How much energy does sugar provide?
394 kcal per 100g
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What are refined white sugars?
Caster, granulated, icing and sugar cubes
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What are partially refined sugars?
Demerara
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What are unrefined sugars?
Soft brown sugar
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What is aeration?
When fat and sugar are beaten during the creaming method of cake making, air is incorporated. Caster sugar is most suitable
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What is bulking?
Sugar is used to increase the product's size, volume or weight. Gives texture to foods such as jam and ice cream
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What is coating?
Sugar can be used to make a fondant icing to decorate
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What is colour?
Sugar has a browning effect on surface of baked products
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What is gelling?
Sugar plays crucial role in jam making. The setting depends on the presence of pectin, acid and sugar in correct amounts to gel
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What is moisture retention?
Sugar has water- attracting properties, so the addition of sugar improves shelf life and maintains texture and mouth feel
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What is preservation?
high concentrations of sugar help stop the growth of micro organisms and therefore prevent food spoilage
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What is stabilising?
Sugar stabilises egg white foam without destroying its structure. Also lowers the freezing temp. so prevents ice crystals forming in ice- cream production
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