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The Dangers of Sugar | Chicken Newspaper for Children
Sugar crystals come from the sugar cane plant. People from the Polynesian Islands first used it more than five thousand years ago. In 1493, Christopher Columbus brought sugar cane to the Caribbean. The sugarcane plant looks like a big grass. It has a very juicy stalk. Pressing the stalks through large rollers squeezes the juice out and it is mixed with water before being heated. It is also treated with limewater (the common name for a diluted solution of calcium hydroxide) and sulphur dioxide. Eventually, after more heating, a clear liquid is separated from the sugarcane juice. It turns into a Read more