Sugar produced from sugar beet or sugar cane is identical. The process of extracting and purifying sugars from sugar cane and sugar beet however allows for the production of a large variety of sugars. Sugars may differ in color, flavor, sweetness, and crystal size. Each of these characteristics allows sugar to perform a variety of functions in food products, in addition to providing a sweet taste.
The most common form of refined sugar, made from sugar cane and sugar beet.
Sold in varying crystal or granule sizes including Coarse, Medium, Fine, Extra Fine (or Special Fine, Verifine), Ultrafine, Superfine (or Fruit Sugar, Fruit Powder, Powdered Sugar, Instant Dissolving Sugar).
Other Names: Refined Sugar, Sucrose, Table Sugar, White Sugar
Uses: General household use. Used in bread, pastries, candy & processed foods.