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What is sugar? About the ingredient sugar. Including 16,535 recipes with sugar, nutrition data, photos, where it's found, and video.


In food, sugar almost exclusively refers to sucrose, which primarily comes from sugar cane and sugar beet.

Other sugars are used in industrial food preparation, but are usually known by more specific names—glucose, fructose or fruit sugar, high fructose corn syrup, etc.

Excessive consumption of sugar has been associated with increased incidences of type 2 diabetes, obesitytooth decay. 

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Kirkland Signature Organic Sugar - 10 Lb

Kirkland Signature Organic Sugar - 10 Lb

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Organic, sustainably harvested without chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, and pesticides Made from certified organic sugar cane grown in Paraguay Vegan Kosher USDA Organic Certified

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Domino Pure Cane Sugar 4lb (Pack of 2)

Domino Pure Cane Sugar 4lb (Pack of 2)

by Domino

Pure cane sugar 8 total pounds


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Domino Sugar, Granulated, 25-Pound Bags

Domino Sugar, Granulated, 25-Pound Bags

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mildly sweet chocolate,naturally and artifically flavored


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving packet (2g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 7Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2.0g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2.0
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Sugar is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Sugar is a member of the Sweets USDA nutritional food group.

How much does sugar weigh?

measure grams
1 serving packet 2
1 tsp 4
1 cup 200
1 serving 1 cube 2


In Chinese:
British (UK) term: sugar
en français:de sucre
en español:azúcar

Recipes using sugar

There are 19289 recipes that contain this ingredient.

 Buttermilk Corn Oil Biscuits
 Buttery Sugar Cookies
 Cherry Pudding
10 Minute Sichuan/Szechuan Chicken
10 Minute Thai Basil Beef
100% Pita Bread
100% Whole Wheat Apple Muffins
100% Whole Wheat Banana Bread
100% Whole Wheat Bread

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