by Karen Bates
(last updated December 11, 2017)
When it's time for dessert, many people reach for a sugary treat to satisfy a sweet tooth. Sugar is enjoyable in many different types of foods, and to satisfy a craving for sweets without the sugar there are even artificial and low-sugar sweetening options.
Although when you hear the word sugar you might automatically think of the white crystals you buy in a large paper bag, there are actually many different types of sugar. Some kinds of sugar are better than others for specific uses and recipes, and they all have their own unique tastes, textures and other characteristics.
Here are some of the different kinds of sugar you may see in recipes or in desserts you eat. It is especially helpful to know about these varieties in case you run across them in a recipe:
When you are aware of the different forms that sugar can be found in, you will be ready when you find them listed in a recipe.
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