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  1. default

    default Guest

    Reading packages of breakfast cereals in a store - great, I'm
    thinking, they are putting no sugar in these. Must be the new and
    improved labeling approved with the new food pyramid . . . finally
    healthy food . . . until I read further.

    No sugar - instead they have "crystallized cane juice"

  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest


    ** A rose by any other name ....

    ........ Phil
  3. default () writes:

    Well bozo, if it's off-topic then don't post here.

  4. john jardine

    john jardine Guest

    And cosmetics (usually expensive), may contain upto 95% "Aqua".
  5. Considering the crap that's posted so frequently, I see no need to complain
    about a properly identified OT post. For those who feel a kinship with
    other regulars on a NG, it seems appropriate to be able to discuss
    something like this.

  6. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Or corn syrup, sucrose, fructose, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup.
    I just looked on the hersheys syrup, the first 4 ingredients are,
    high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, water, and last, cocoa.
  7. Check out Mrs. Butterworth's or Aunt Jemima's 'Maple' syrup sometime!
  8. Guest

    How much is added?
    Remember the amount is the poison.
    Cane juice is much the same as fruit juice.
    Of course, what does the crystallisation process reject.
    Refined cane sugar is "bad" because they have "refined"
    some of the valuable nutrients out of it.
    Energy is an essential nutrient.
    Too much is harmful, like in so many things.
  9. Guest

    Have a look at what is in apple or pear juice. BTW, fructose has an
    advantage over glucose that it is absorbed more slowly, but it still
    contains the same amount of energy. jack

    ps Too much energy (calories), protein, water, fat will cause you
    harm, even if you do get all the nutrients you require.
  10. I found on the label of a vitamin tonic made in Mexico and marketed in
    USA, an ingredient called "1,1,1-trimethylxanthine" which is the
    chemical name for caffeine!
  11. Guest

    Hi Nick
    You have changed the subject line and messed up the threading so that
    on my reader, your message is an orphan.

    Manufacturers who try to bamboozle customers with different names for
    ingredients have a powerful enemy in Google. A quick search shows
    their subterfuge. I believe anything sold in Australia with caffeine
    must be warned about on the label.
  12. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Big improvement over corn syrup.

    There are lots of weird expressions for MSG.

  13. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Who the hell is Michael Black?

  14. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    But sugar tastes better, and is healthier. Around here, you can buy a
    corn-syrup American Coke for a dollar, or a smuggled Mexican Coke,
    made with real sugar, for $1.50.

    Hershey's is crap, of course.

  15. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Strictly scientifically, there is no such single thing as 'sugar' though. Many
    chemicals are sugars though.

    The nice taste is usually due the flavour of the non-sugar content from any
    given source. Maple syrup and cane sugar seem to excel in this regard.

  16. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    There's nothing poisonous about sugar, unless you mainline it.
    A very little amount of brownish stuff. Turbinado sugar, evaporated
    directly from cane juice, is very pale brown and tastes close to
    refined sugar.
    Valuable nutrients? In sugarcane juice? Can you name some?
    No, it is not.

  17. Fermi

    Fermi Guest

    niacin - B3
    vitamin B6
    pantothenic acid - B5

    Once most of the sugar is crystallised out of sugarcane juice the remainder
    is sold as black strap molasses. It is very high in nutients, one
    tablespoon has approx. 20% of the daily requirement of calcium, magnesium,
    potassium and iron.
  18. Guest

    To you, perhaps, not me.
    Than what? Certainly not any other sugar. It's the calories (in
    excess) that is unhealthy. Your body makes the equivalent of HFCS from
    ingested sugar (sucrose) in very short order.
    To be honest, saccharine tastes better to me, but it's amazing what
    one can get used to :)
  19. Guest

    Australians generally mean sucrose when they say sugar (Macquarie

    Taste is very subjective. As I mentioned in another post, I, unusually
    perhaps, prefer saccharine to other sweeteners. jack
  20. Guest

    That's an expression. The "poison" referred to is the harm. Excess
    calories certainly can do you harm
    Not sure what this means, but sucrose is a disaccharide made up of the
    two simple sugars glucose and fructose in equimolecular proportion.
    The body breaks sucrose down to these simple constituents rather
    quickly. Fruit juices contain very roughly ~10% of sugars which
    coincidentally is much the same as soft drinks like coke.
    High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is very roughly an equal proportion of
    glucose and fructose. Much the same as honey.
    BTW, fructose is just "a" sugar in fruits, not the only one, in case
    this is what your code means above.
    And how does this matter? Do you know what all the people in the world
    are in the habit of drinking?
    Is this the stuff that they are putting into this product?
    The brownish stuff contains many micronutrients, BTW
    Potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, antioxidants, various
    vitamins. You could look it up. I have, in the past, so have little
    motivation to do it again :)
    So can you show evidence of one individual who can live indefinitely
    on a daily multivitamin tablet, 25g of essential amino acids, a few
    miligrams of the essential fatty acids and water, ad libitum?
    An Indian fakir, perhaps? :)

    No, sorry, energy is absolutely essential for animals. I know of none
    that can photosynthesise, and even then, plants need light energy.
    Carbon dioxide is also essential to them for growth. jack
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