Modern day sugar is derived mainly from sugar beets or sugar cane. In addition to adding sweetness to foods, sugar also stabilizes meringues, lends a tender consistency to cookie and tart doughs, and helps baked goods turn golden-brown in the oven. White, or granulated, sugar is the most highly refined form of sugar. See
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