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It's cheaper to make beet sugar than cane sugar; beet sugar involves only a one-step process whereas cane sugar involves two-step process. Only Teavana profits from this by marketing it as better than cane and charging a higher price.


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It's been a while since I did the research before writing the answer you quote, but based on my recollection (and what I know about the science) is that sugar is not required. Sugar is mostly used to maximize flavor extraction in some cases where a sugary final product is desired, as in traditional production of some liqueurs. But since extracts are not ...


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Unprocessed lump sugar is readily available in our area of madison /sun prairie wi. Woodman's, multiple Asian groceries, you may even be able to use Mexican piloncillo. That tastes similar or same, but I think it may be harder?? I wouldn't use brown sugar, sugar in the raw and definitely not white sugar, the yellow rock is smoother, richer and non-cloying. ...


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Due to the way neurology works, you don't need to consume sweet stuff to feel a sweet taste. Eating something which has a strong aroma associated with sweetness will also be perceived as sweet. This is why you can use strong aromatics which are almost always (in Western cultures) consumed in an overly sweet setting. This will be vanilla, and also flower ...


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I don't know when this will be practical for home cooking, but there's a recent report out that sweetness is greatly affected by volatiles in the fruit, and that the 'perceived sweetness' isn't always directly related to the amount of sugar in an item: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150610-the-smells-that-make-sweet-sweeter You're already using oranges, ...



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