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Differences and facts about white and brown sugar

Healthy eating is so popular nowadays that people pay more attention to what they are buying and what ingredients those products contain. They realize how harmful white sugar is and because of that they start looking for sugar substitutes and often choose brown sugar as something healthier and giving them an excuse to still eat sweets. Well, it seems that you are wrong if you think that there is such a big difference between white and brown sugar. They have a lot in common and appear to be equally harmful. Be careful!

Brown sugar and white sugar are both made from sugarcane

Brown sugar and white sugar are both made from sugarcane

Brown sugar and white sugar are both made from sugarcane 1

Calories per 100g of brown sugar: 377

Calories per 100g of brown sugar: 377

Calories per 100g of white sugar: 387

Calories per 100g of white sugar: 387

Taste of brown sugar: slightly less sweet

Taste of brown sugar: slightly less sweet

Taste of white sugar: sweeter and rich

Taste of white sugar: sweeter and rich

Texture of brown sugar: moist, clumpy

Texture of brown sugar: moist, clumpy

Texture of white sugar: dry, grainy

Texture of white sugar: dry, grainy

Brown sugar is mainly produced by adding cane molasses to refined white sugar crystals

Brown sugar is mainly produced by adding cane molasses to refined white sugar crystals

White sugar crystals are manufactured from either sugarcane or sugar beet

White sugar crystals are manufactured from either sugarcane or sugar beet

Cost (on Amazon) of brown sugar: $5.99

Cost (on Amazon) of brown sugar: $5.99

Cost (on Amazon) of white sugar: $6.59

Cost (on Amazon) of white sugar: $6.59

Brown sugar contains more water and it has slightly fewer calories per 100g comparing to white sugar

Brown sugar contains more water and it has slightly fewer calories per 100g comparing to white sugar

There is very little difference between white and brown sugar

There is very little difference between white and brown sugar

Brown sugar contains: white sugar crystals; molasses

Brown sugar contains: white sugar crystals; molasses

White sugar contains: white sugar crystals

White sugar contains: white sugar crystals

Recommended amount of sugar intake for women is no more than 6 teaspoons per day

Recommended amount of sugar intake for women is no more than 6 teaspoons per day

For men, the recommended amount is 9 teaspoons

For men, the recommended amount is 9 teaspoons

Americans eat an average of 22 teaspoons of sugar a day!

Americans eat an average of 22 teaspoons of sugar a day!

In teens, it is 34 tablespoons

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In teens, it is 34 tablespoons
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