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Interesting facts about sugar

Here at UK Vending we love sweet stuff and there are few things sweeter than sugar. We have a range of sugars and sugar substitutes. Have a look at our website to place your orders.

Here are some interesting facts about sugar.

1 At least he had an excuse. The scientists who discovered sucralose (now sold as Splenda) were originally trying to create an insecticide. An assistant thought he had been instructed to “taste” a compound he’d only been asked to “test.”

2 A compound called lugduname is the sweetest compound known—more than 200,000 times as sweet as table sugar.

3 Sugars are molecules of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. The simplest include glucose, fructose, and galactose. Table sugar is crystallized sucrose, a fusion of one fructose and one glucose molecule.

4 Can’t escape them: Sugars are the building blocks of carbohydrates, the most abundant type of organic molecules in living things.

5 Glycolaldehyde, an eight-atom sugar, has even been found in an interstellar gas cloud near the centre of the Milky Way.

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