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 Post subject: Food Item: Sugar, Honey & Other sweetners
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:06 am 
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From Alan's Stuff: Prudent Food Storage

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Sugar, Honey and Other Sweeteners
http://athagan.members.atlantic.net/PFSFAQ/PFSFAQ-3-2.html#Sweeteners

There are a wide number of sugars to be found for purposes of sweetening foods. Fructose is the primary sugar in fruit and honey; maltose is one of the sugars in malted grains; pimentose is found in olives, and sucrose is what we know as granulated or table sugar. Sucrose is a highly refined product made primarily from sugar cane though sugar beets still contribute a fair amount of the world supply. Modern table sugar is now so highly refined as to be virtually 100% pure and nearly indestructible if protected from moisture. Powdered sugar and brown sugar are simple variations on granulated sugar and share its long life.

Liquid sweeteners do not have quite the longevity of dry sugars. Honey, cane syrup, molasses, corn syrup and maple syrup may crystallize or mold during long storage. These syrups are chemically not as simple as table sugar and therefore lose flavor and otherwise break down over time. --- CONTINUED at LINK, above ---

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    GRANULATED SUGARS
    STORING GRANULATED SUGARS
    HONEY
    BUYING HONEY
    STORING HONEY
    RAW HONEY AND BOTULISM
    HONEY OUTGASSING
    CANE SYRUPS
    STORING CANE SYRUPS
    CORN SYRUP
    MAPLE SYRUP


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 Post subject: Sugar-Canning Sugar
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:08 pm 
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Becky's Prep corner
http://users.htcomp.net/prep/7Sugar.htm

When canning sugar you do not need to put an oxygen absorber in the can, it will cause the sugar to harden. If the sugar hardens, let it stand overnight in a sealed jar with a damp paper towel or apple slice. For a quick fix, heat the needed amount in a 250 degree oven for a few minutes, or microwave on low for 1-2 minutes per cup. Use immediately.


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 Post subject: Re: Food Item: Sugar, Honey & Other sweetners
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 4:21 pm 
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Honey & Sugar

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HONEY AND SUGAR
http://www.simplyprepared.com/honey_and_sugar.htm

To substitute honey for sugar in recipes, reduce the liquid by . . .

Honey that can crystallize stores better than honey that cannot since . . .

If you buy honey in large containers such as five-gallon buckets, pour it into smaller containers to store. It will be easier to.. . . .

To liquefy honey, place the open container in a . . . . --- Continued at link, above ---


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 Post subject: Re: Food Item: Sugar, Honey & Other sweetners
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:54 am 
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Maple Syrup: Make Your Own!

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Making maple syrup
http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/shaffer59.html

By Marcella Shaffer

The art of making maple syrup is generally attributed to the Native Americans. Early settlers arriving in America learned the skill from them. They then went on to improve on the Native American’s techniques by creating devices for tapping and collecting the maple tree’s sap. These same basic devices and techniques are still used in America today to produce the maple syrup that we enjoy on our pancakes and waffles.

Anyone with access to maple trees, a few tools and equipment, and some basic how-to can make this delicious syrup. If you have never tasted pure maple syrup, you are in for a wonderful experience. In addition to its use as a topping for breakfast foods, maple syrup can also be made into toppings for ice cream and pastries, treats for the kids, or, in a pinch, a source of sweetening. --- continued at link, above ---

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    Selecting a tree
    Tools and equipment
    Tapping
    Making syrup
    Preserving and storage
    Recipes


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 Post subject: Re: Food Item: Sugar, Honey & Other sweetners
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:10 am 
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Storing Sugar

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The Survival Guide To Long Term Food Storage: Part 2
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Survival-Gu ... age-Part-2

Salt and Sugar should last virtually forever if kept oxygen free, cool and dry.


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 Post subject: Re: Food Item: Sugar, Honey & Other sweetners
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 3:39 pm 
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Brown Sugar

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FOOD STORAGE TIPS
http://everythingunderthesunblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/book-2.html

Brown sugar: 2 Tb Molasses, 1 cup white sugar. Mix with pastry blender until blended. You can also vacuum seal brown sugar in mason jars to keep it fresh for years.


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 Post subject: Re: Food Item: Sugar, Honey & Other sweetners
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 3:44 pm 
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Corn Syrup-Recipe to Make Your Own!

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FOOD STORAGE TIPS
http://everythingunderthesunblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/book-2.html

Corn syrup: 1 c sugar + 2 c water. Cook in canning jar in solar oven about an hour or until thick.


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 Post subject: Re: Food Item: Sugar, Honey & Other sweetners
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:16 pm 
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Syrup-Make Your Own

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MAKING MAPLE SYRUP AT HOME
http://www.endtimesreport.com/MAPLE_SYRUP.html

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I can't tell you if you can make Maple Syrup where you live, but I believe it can be made in most of the Northeast, and anywhere else with Sugar Maple trees and similar weather. It takes about 40 quarts of sap to make one quart syrup. You tap the trees in mid Winter, and Sap will start to flow when the days are warm, and the nights are cold. The farther above freezing it gets during the day, and the farther below freezing it gets overnight, the more the sap will run. ---CONTINUED at LINK, above---


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 Post subject: Re: Food Item: Sugar, Honey & Other sweetners
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Sweetners-Storage and/or Recipes to Make Your Own

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Putting the Foods You Love Into Food Storage
http://everythingunderthesunblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/book-2.html

Sugar: These are some of the items you don’t need to can or vacuum seal. Keep them in their original containers or you can place them in buckets with lids. Baking powder test: 1 tsp in 1/3 c hot water = water fizzes.

Brown sugar: 2 Tb Molasses, 1 cup white sugar. Mix with pastry blender until blended. You can also vacuum seal brown sugar in mason jars to keep it fresh for years.

Corn syrup: 1 c sugar + 2 c water. Cook in canning jar in solar oven about an hour or until thick.


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 Post subject: Re: Food Item: Sugar, Honey & Other sweetners
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:20 pm 
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Storing Sugar: White & Brown

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Shelf Life of Sugar
http://www.eatbydate.com/other/sweets/how-long-does-sugar-last/

ImageHow Long Does Sugar Last? How long does sugar last? Does sugar go bad? Does brown sugar go bad? The shelf life of sugar depends on the best before date and how the sugar is stored. Refined (white) sugar is actually a drug that accounts for the most common addiction in society today. It’s actually the only taste that we are born desiring. Sugar elevates the blood glucose level in the body and contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay… but at the same time it sure makes food hard to resist!

So, does sugar go bad? Not totally… when properly stored, the shelf life of sugar past its best before date is … (CONTINUED at LINK, above)


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 Post subject: Re: Food Item: Sugar, Honey & Other sweetners
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:48 pm 
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Can Sugar Get Mold?

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Can sugar get moldy?

Answer by MathTeacherGuy
Yes. Sugar can support mold. This is more likely to occur if there are complex carbohydrates present, like flour or bread crumbs.


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