Difference in sugar?

Brazoria, TX(Zone 9b)

Does anyone know the difference in sugar? At one grocery store I purchased a 4# bag that said pure cane sugar-refined (distributed in San Antonio), another 4# bag I purchased in another store said sugar granulated (distributed in Illinois). Sure have been buying a lot of it lately making peanut brittle.Just curious.
Susie

Mid-Michigan, MI(Zone 5b)

Sugar can come from different sources. There is cane sugar and beet sugar, for starters. I live in mid-Michigan and we are a huge source of sugar beets.

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

http://www.sugar.org/consumers/sweet_by_nature.asp?id=275 types of sugar

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

http://www.sugar.org/consumers/sweet_by_nature.asp?id=275 types of sugar

edited to add a link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar

Brazoria, TX(Zone 9b)

The links are very interesting and educational. Never gave it much thought before.
thanks a bunch.
Susie

Missouri City, TX

A cooking tip:
If you need just a tiny bit of confectioners sugar, a blender on Hi can make regular granulated sugar into some near-superfine sugar. It was in our Oster book.

Can save a trip to the store and having to buy a whole bag.

Crossville, TN

My Wilton Cake decorating teacher (I Failed!) just told us to always use the H & G ....or was it G & H Brand sugar for our icing. Jo

Toadsuck, TX(Zone 7a)

Hate to burst anyone's bubble....but sugar is NOT your friend. I used to eat my share of the stuff, but certain events have opened my eyes very wide to all it's evils.

"eyes"

St. Helens, OR(Zone 8b)

Some years back the San Francisco Chronicle examined whether it made a difference if a baker used cane sugar as opposed to beet sugar.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1999/03/31/FD91867.DTL

Personally, for baking and candy-making, cane sugar is my preference.

Carol

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