All About Sugar

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What is sugar and what are the most common agricultural sources of regular sugar?

Sugar is sucrose, a carbohydrate that is found in most fruits and vegetables. Sugar is made naturally through photosynthesis, which is the process of a plant turning sunlight into sugar. Then the plant can turn the sugar to starch.


Sugar cane and sugar beets contain a high amount of sucrose so they are where we get most sugar from. However, the makeup of sugar from sugar cane and sugar beets are identical.