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Which Sugar Will Make Plants Grow Faster: Brown Sugar or White Sugar?
by Bjørn Lyngwa in Home & Garden
A gardener strives to achieve the largest, most productive, fastest-growing plants. In an attempt to achieve these results, different types of fertilizers are used. Sugar is one such fertilizer. Both brown and white sugar have been used by gardeners hoping for a boost in plant growth. Examine the results of each to determine whether sugar is right for your garden. Sugar ExplainedLet's take a mo

Are Brown Sugar and Sugar in the Raw the Same Type of Sugar?
by changke in Food & Drink
Sugar in the raw and brown sugar are very similar, but they are not the exact same type of sugar. Both get their color from molasses, but how they get the molasses and the quantities differ. Not only are brown sugar and sugar in the raw different in terms of processing, but their textures, taste and performance in baking differ as well. CompositionBrown sugar is a refined white sugar that has h

Health Differences Between Raw Sugar Cane & Refined White Sugar
by vasil in Health
In his report "The Raw Facts on Sugar," ABC's John Stossel found that there is little nutritional difference between raw and refined sugar. The main differences lie in how each is made and marketed. How Raw Sugar is MadeAccording to Michele Foley, a food and cooking expert at Chow.com, both types are made from sugarcane. The cane juice is extracted and then boiled until all the liquid evaporate

How to Bake The Best Sugar-free/Low-sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
by sdifox in Food & Drink
With a diabetic in the house, satisfying a sweet tooth can become a challenge. Try these delicious sugar-free/low-sugar cookies.Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstructions Things You'll Need
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup softened butter or margarine
3/4 cup Splenda
3/4 cup Splenda brown sugar substitute or artificial sweetener mixed with sugar-free mapl

How Does the Sugar Content of Food Influence Blood Sugar Levels?
by diablo805 in Health
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Differences in Cane Sugar & Light Brown Sugar
by Wesley D. Radcliffe in Food & Drink
Sugar is a universal sweetener and staple of baking that comes in many forms. Both white and brown sugar have the same origin -- the sugar cane plant -- but they are processed differently. Other differences between these two sugar types include the flavor, texture, calories and nutritional value. IngredientsWhite sugar is created by extracting the sweet juice from sugar cane. The juice is then

How Can I Make Brown Sugar With White Sugar & Molassas?
by chaoyi in Food & Drink
White sugar and brown sugar have entirely different tastes and are used in different dishes. Brown sugar itself is typically more expensive to buy than white sugar, but it's not difficult to make your own brown sugar from white sugar and molasses and save some hard earned cash.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Granulated white sugar
Measuring cup
How to Convert an Amount of Brown Sugar to Plain Sugar
by JackBurton in Food & Drink
The main difference between brown sugar and plain white sugar is taste. Brown sugar has a strong molasses flavor. Brown sugar is used in many baking and cooking recipes. Light brown sugar is also used for making butterscotch and ham glaze. Dark brown sugar has a richer flavor. It is used in making gingerbread, baked beans and plum pudding. Besides flavor, brown sugar also adds bulk and structure

How to Make Sugar Cookie Icing Out of Powdered Sugar
by ShayH in Food & Drink
When decorating sugar cookies, you have a plethora of options to add color and character. You may add food coloring to the dough and omit icing, or you may add colored sugars to the cookie tops. If you prefer iced sugar cookies, royal icing, which is made with powdered sugar, gives you the ability to frost the cookies with a thin, smooth layer of sugary goodness or to pipe a thicker bead of icing

Natural Sugar-Free Substitutes for Brown Sugar
by terrestris in Food & Drink
The health conscious and the diabetic need to know how to substitute refined sugars with natural alternatives. Natural sugar substitutes are considered safer than refined sugars such as brown sugar. According to "The New York Times" article, "Is Sugar Toxic," research shows that refined sugar is leading the increase in obesity and diabetes in America. To lower the use of refined sugars in your die

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