Functions of sugar

Sugar is used mainly in dairy products, confectionery, baked goods, soft drinks and other foodstuffs. They all owe their sweet taste to sugar. But sugar also has other important properties that enhance taste and texture. It adds volume, lightens and softens bread and cake dough and gives baked products their attractive brown finish. Sugar also acts as a preservative to keep products fresh for longer.

Sugar is an important ingredient in a varied diet

We can all enjoy sugar at any time of the day. In moderation, sugar is an important ingredient in a varied diet. But overconsumption of sugar – like any other foodstuff – is not healthy. Enjoy a spoonful of sugar in your coffee, yoghurt, biscuits and home-baked cakes, but use it responsibly.

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