Sweet Stuff: An American History of Sweeteners from Sugar to Sucralose

Sweet Stuff: An American History of Sweeteners from Sugar to Sucralose

by Deborah Jean Warner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935623052
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 07/27/2011
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Deborah Jean Warner is curator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

1 Sugar Refining in New York City 5

2 Molasses 31

3 Cane Sugar in Louisiana 47

4 Cane Sugar in Florida 67

5 Beet Sugar: Profitable and Patriotic 85

6 Corn, Chemistry, and Capitalism 109

7 Cane Syrup and Corn Syrup 123

8 Dextrose, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, and Specialty Sugars 133

9 The Sorghum Rage of the Gilded Age 145

10 Maple Sugar and Syrup 159

11 Honey 169

12 Saccharin 181

13 Cyclamates 195

14 Aspartame and Sucralose 209

Notes 215

Selected Bibliography 275

Index 277

About the Author 291

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