Sugar and other carbohydrates

This post on sugar (and other carbohydrates) belongs to a small series about our most basic ingredients – water (and its solid form ice), salt (in relation to brining) and fat (including saturated fat). The name carbohydrate derives from ‘hydrated’ carbon (carbon combined with hydrogen/oxygen) – shortened to carbohydrate (hydrocarbons are inorganic forms of  C/H/O

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