Sugar

sugar

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Sugar is the generalized name for sweet, short-chain, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. They are carbohydrates, composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

The consumption of sugar by a patient with a sugar allergy can lead to anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic condition that could lead to death. MedlinePlus recommends asking the doctor if you should carry an epinephrine pen on your person in case of an emergency (Marks, 2013).

Common Uses:

Granulated sugars are used at the table to sprinkle on foods and to sweeten hot drinks and in home baking to add sweetness and texture to cooked products (Wikipedia, nd).

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per 1 serving 1 cube (2.3 g)
Calories 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Potassium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2.3 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 2.3 g
Protein 0 g 0%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
Vitamin D 0 µg Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 0%

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