Sat Oct 14th

National Real Sugar Day

National Real Sugar Day is October 14th, and we honor the people who harvest sugar crops and learn about the plant's origins. We also learned how to maintain a healthy diet while still enjoying foods made with real sugar, while still enjoying food made with real sugar.


On National Real Sugar Day, we dedicate the entire day to honoring the gold standard of sweetness. In a March 2021 poll, 1,500 Americans were asked to identify any ingredient that makes food or beverages more enjoyable to eat or drink. Of course, sugar was introduced as the number one ingredient. Not only does real sugar give our food with amazing flavor, aroma, color, and texture, but it is also available to anyone who wants to make their life a little sweeter.

Sugar beet and sugar cane farmers around the United States grow the real sugar we use in our pantries and use in several of our favorite recipes. Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that provides energy when you need it. In fact, glucose is the building block of most carbohydrates and is a key fuel source for the body. In addition,, real sugar is also needed for the brain, muscles, and other organs to property function.

Real sweetness

Brown sugar is also brown sugar when extracted and packaged sugar is removed from the sugar plants during photosynthesis, and brown sugar is also present in the sugar plants

A healthy lifestyle involves a balanced diet, which includes regular physical fitness and avoiding everything in excess. A healthy balance means being able to enjoy real sugar in healthy foods, as well as candy and treats

A sweet celebration

  • Bake or bake something with real sugar and share with your family and friends
  • To find how sugar cane is processed, visit a sugar beet or sugar cane harvest to learn how sugar cane is processed
  • Share your new sweet dish
  • Make all of your favorite sweet treats with your family and friends on a baking day
  • Teach your class about where real sugar comes from
  • Identify the closest state to you where sugar is grown
  • Share your real sugar creations on social media by posting photos and tagging #NationalRealSugarDay

The Sugar Association is a group of 14 member companies from 17 states that proudly grow, extract, and export the real sugar to the American public. The Sugar Association is a trade association of 14 member companies from 17 states that proudly grow, extract, and export the real sugar to the American public.

Sugar has a sweet past of sugar

Sugar has been around for thousands of years and is one of the world's oldest commodities. In fact, early reports relating to the domestication of sugar cane in Papua New Guinea date back to 8000 BC. According to sources, the indigenous people would eat it raw. It began in the United States and has spread around the world.

Around 350 CE, sugar crystallized in India for the first time. Both Roman and Greek civilizations used sugar to treat indigestion and stomach ailments during this period. The Chinese began cultivating crops and harvest sugar between 640 and 900 CE. However, the export of sugar would not reach Europe until about 1101 CE.

A growing industry

As the sugar industry expanded, so did the development of sugar cane presses to extract sugar more effectively. Over 3,000 sugar mills were operating in the Caribbean and South America in 1550. However, sugar cane will enter Louisiana by 1751, making it the country's last sugar colony. However, the discovery of beet sugar by German chemist Andreas Marggraf in 1747 will not reach the United States for another 100 years.

In 1890, the first commercial sugar beet factories would open in the United States, but the mechanization of sugar cane cultivation began when 16 whole stalk harvesters were successfully used to harvest cane in Louisiana in 1938. In Louisiana, machines would cut over 63% of the sugar crop around 1946.

Real sugar rises from coast to coast and border to the United States' border today. In fact, sugar cane is grown in three states: Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Minnesota, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, Montana, Nebraska, Washington, and Wyoming are among the 11 states that have grown beats: California, Colorado, Idaho, Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming. In addition, 11 states have grown beats: California, Colorado, Idaho, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Minnesota, Minnesota, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, Nebraska, Montana, Nebraska, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming. Although people held it in a sugar safe, advances in extracting sugar from plants have made this versatile ingredient available to everyone.

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