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Description: CANDY SUGAR - Candy sugar has its origins in India and Persia. The production of candy sugar was described by Arabic writers in the first half of the 9th century. Large crystals were obtained by cooling supersaturated sugar solutions. In order to accelerate crystallization, confectioners later learnt to immerse small twigs in the solution for the crystals to grow on. The sugar solution was colored with cochineal and indigo and scented with ambergris or flower essence. Today, candy sugar is composed of a number of smaller crystals. It is produced by slow crystallization of a vacuum-evaporated sugar solution. Threads, which are intended to prevent the crystals from sinking to the bottom or agglomerating, are clamped in a holder in this solution. The crystals are allowed to grow on the threads to the desired size. This type of candy sugar is also known as thread candy sugar, as the thread generally remains in the crystal. Candy sugar without threads is obtained by "seeding" with sugar crystals. The following types of candy sugar are distinguished: - White candy sugar: produced from refined sugar solution - Yellow or brown candy sugar: produced from refined sugar solution and colored with caramel. Candy sugar is of higher purity than refined sugar
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Commodity Name: SUGAR

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