There’s a lot more to sugar than putting a teaspoonful in your cup of tea or sprinkling it over your bowl of strawberries. A range of different characteristics make sugar ideal for all kinds of food preparation. From improving the taste of food, sugar is also used to provide structure, texture, and also acts as a natural preservative.
In cooking sugar has a number of important functions and uses. A few everyday uses include:
When you’re walking around the supermarket it can be confusing trying to decide what to buy as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Many foods and drinks have different labels, front and back of pack, containing lots of information and can be difficult to understand. There are a number of ways to track calories and there are some useful apps such as MyFitnessPal which tracks your calorific and nutritional intake. Alternatively, you can use a calorie counter where you can check the calories of different food and drinks