November 24, 2015
|Word of the
Definition----any of a class of
carbohydrates that typically have a sweet taste and are often used to sweeten
desserts, soft drinks, and candies.
|Discussion--Sugar is sweet
and rots the
teeth. This seemingly innocent substance provides the sweet taste so many
of us crave.
In excess, however, most agree it is a bad thing, both for the teeth and
Too avoid these concerns, many use a sugar substitute, sacchrin, that is
free and does not induce cavities. Interestingly, though while
sugar is often used as
a term of endearment, sacchrine is more typically used to refer
to something or
someone who is being cloying sweet--maybe because the chemical substance
more potent than its natural counterpart.
from the Sanskrit sarkara. The Arabs made the first sugar refinery
1000 AD on the island of Crete which they renamed Qandi. In Arabic
crystallized sugar and is the basis for the English word candy.
The terms in the languages below all
have the same Sanskrit
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