The aim of the Sugar Spirit Project is to research sugar: its history, production, distribution, forms and use, and byproducts.
This page is the project index that will link to all the posts. Hot-linked posts have gone up already, text posts are yet to come. Feel free to suggest more aspects of sugar for me to study in the comments.
The Sugar Spirit Project is sponsored by Bacardi Rum. The project content is created and owned by Camper English for Alcademics.
- Announcing The Sugar Spirit Project
- Some resources used.
- The History of Sugar
- What is sugarcane?
- Sugar origins
- The spread of sugar to the West
- Early sugar processing
- Developing a taste for sugar in England
- Sugar in early American history
- Sugar and slavery
- Enter the sugar beet
- Sugarcane and the environment
- Big Sugar
- Sugar Today
- Modern sugar production
- Making sugar from cane and sugar beets
- Sugar from cane vs. beet
- More about cane vs. beet sugar
- Sugar cane distribution
- The sugar beet today
- Sugar byproducts
- The molasses market
- Making Sugar Experiments
- Methods of juice extraction
- Soaking method
- Visit a sugar cane farm in California
- Visit a sugar factory
- Making crystallized sugar from cane juice at home
- Types of Sugar
- Types of commercial sugar around the world- muscovado, demerara, molasses, golden syrup, treacle
- Other sweeteners - Honey, agave, palm sugar, date sugar, etc
- Uses for Sugar
- Five uses: medicine, spice-condiment, decorative material, sweetener, preservative.
- Sugar Around the World
- Sugar in Distilled Spirits
- All spirits from fermentable sugars, explain how each raw ingredient is converted from non-fermentable to fermentable sugars
- Where rum is made from raw cane
- Molasses changes in the global market
I'm disappointed that no one has answered the original question - what explains the discrepancy between the sugar industry's claim that cane and beet sugar are identical, and cook's experiences that they are not? Surely some scientific tests have been conducted on this - in particular, does that 0.05% from GMO beets contain any GMO protein or not? It doesn't seem this should be a difficult question to answer.
Posted by: gene | April 21, 2013 at 06:45 AM
Who wrote the information found? If multiple authors, then just part 2, section 6. There are multiple instances of using first person, but I haven't seen the name of the author...
Posted by: Ashley | February 10, 2018 at 09:52 PM
Or is it that "Camper English" is the author's name? If someone could clarify my misunderstanding.
Posted by: Ashley | February 10, 2018 at 09:54 PM
Just ignore me, clearly I'm blind and illiterate.
Posted by: Ashley | February 10, 2018 at 09:55 PM