Refined White Sugar

Refined White Sugar

Refined white sugar product of sugarcane and is bleached while processing. What do they use for bleaching?

Bone char or natural carbon which is a decolorizing filter used by the industry to achieve white color.

Refined sugar does not contain bone char however while processing it comes in contact with bone char. Sugarcane juice extracted by crushing stalk pulp.

This juice is processed and heated to crystalize and then filtered and bleached with bone char to get pure white color.

What is the swap? Beet sugar that does not require any such processing, organic sugar, date sugar are safe bets.

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: July 3, 2018

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