What is sugar azucares?

Azucar is Spanish for sugar. If you're looking at a package of sugar and it reads sugar azucares, then it is probably just normal sugar, labeled in English and Spanish.

Sugar is produced in 121 countries, with the global production exceeding 168 million tons a year. Approximately 70% is made from sugar cane, with the remaining 30% from sugar beet, a root that resembles a large parsnip and is mostly grown in the northern temperate zones. The five largest producers of sugar are Brazil, China, Thailand, India, and the European Union. Brazil currently has the highest per capita of sugar consumption!

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently proposed regulation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health, to restrict the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages in packages or cups larger than 16 ounces.

Updated on Wednesday, August 29 2012 at 12:26AM EDT
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