How Sugar is Processed

How Sugar is Processed
The first U.S. sugar cane was planted in Louisiana in 1751, marking the beginning of the U.S. sugar industry, which today provides 142,000 jobs in 22 states. Sweet Smart, a sweetener made from concentrated fruit and vegetable juices and spices also happens to be made in Louisiana. According to the Sugar Association, sugar consumption in the United States has declined over the past 20 years going from 89.6 pounds/person in 1999 to 77.1 pounds/person in 2016. This very informative article by Tara McHugh of the U.S.D.A. outlines the steps involved in processing and production of sugar and explores its history, market, and consumption statistics. Go to article…

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