does sugar come from a pigs ***?

my freinds say it does but i have been looking it up on the computer and it says different. I think sugar is made from sugar canes or beets???



22 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Table sugar (sucrose) comes from plant sources. Two important sugar crops predominate: sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) and sugar beets (Beta vulgaris), in which sugar can account for 12% to 20% of the plant's dry weight. Some minor commercial sugar crops include the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), sorghum (Sorghum vulgare), and the sugar maple (Acer saccharum). In the financial year 2001/2002, worldwide production of sugar amounted to 134.1 million tonnes.

    The first production of sugar from sugarcane took place in India.Alexander the Great's companions reported seeing "honey produced without the intervention of bees" and it remained exotic in Europe until the Arabs started cultivating it in Sicily and Spain. Only after the Crusades did it begin to rival honey as a sweetener in Europe. The Spanish began cultivating sugarcane in the West Indies in 1506 (and in Cuba in 1523). The Portuguese first cultivated sugarcane in Brazil in 1532.

    Most cane sugar comes from countries with warm climates, such as Brazil, India, China, Thailand, Mexico and Australia, the top sugar-producing countries in the world.[17] Brazil overshadows most countries, with roughly 30 million tonnes of cane sugar produced in 2006, while India produced 21 million, China 11 million, and Thailand and Mexico roughly 5 million each. Viewed by region, Asia predominates in cane sugar production, with large contributions from China, India and Thailand and other countries combining to account for 40% of global production in 2006. South America comes in second place with 32% of global production; Africa and Central America each produce 8% and Australia 5%. The United States, the Caribbean and Europe make up the remainder, with roughly 3% each.[18]

    Beet sugar comes from regions with cooler climates: northwest and eastern Europe, northern Japan, plus some areas in the United States (including California). In the northern hemisphere, the beet-growing season ends with the start of harvesting around September. Harvesting and processing continues until March in some cases. The availability of processing plant capacity, and the weather both influence the duration of harvesting and processing - the industry can lay up harvested beet until processed, but frost-damaged beet becomes effectively unprocessable.

    The European Union (EU) has become the world's second-largest sugar exporter. The Common Agricultural Policy of the EU sets maximum quotas for members' production to match supply and demand, and a price. Europe exports excess production quota (approximately 5 million tonnes in 2003). Part of this, "quota" sugar, gets subsidised from industry levies, the remainder (approximately half) sells as "C quota" sugar at market prices without subsidy. These subsidies and a high import tariff make it difficult for other countries to export to the EU states, or to compete with the Europeans on world markets.

    The United States sets high sugar prices to support its producers, with the effect that many former consumers of sugar have switched to corn syrup (beverage manufacturers) or moved out of the country (candymakers).

    The cheap prices of glucose syrups produced from wheat and corn (maize) threaten the traditional sugar market. Used in combination with artificial sweeteners, they can allow drink manufacturers to produce very low-cost goods.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think the only thing that comes out of a pigs behind would be the fertilizer that helps the SUGAR CANE to grow.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sugar comes from sugarcane and sugar beets.

    Sugarcane grows best where it is warm, whereas sugar beets grow best in places like Montana and North Dakota where it is warm in the summer and cold in the winter.

    The beets are pulled in the fall when it starts to get cold and taken to the local Sidney Sugars factory, where they are cleans and boiled.

    All that is left then are brown sugar crystals, which go through yet another process to make the white sugar used in cookies and candy.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    First: You are not a gigantic blob of nothing! You are a woman, 16, and a hell of a softball player. Second: Do not compare yourself to anyone, specially if they seem to you to be a "perfect model looking hollister wearing prep". You are you, and nobody can be you! Third: Find a exercise you like that you can do 3 times a week and that gets your heart rate a bit high. From walking (it is great), speed walking, dancing, cycling. etc. A little toning will also help you. (2 times a week for example). Just be a little active. Fourth: Watch what you eat. Avoid or limit fatty foods and sugar, also sugary drinks. Stay away from white bread, white rice and pastry. Have veggies, fruit, beans, whole flour products, lean meats, poultry, fish, etc. Soon you will lose weight and feel better about yourself. Remember you are still changing, you are 16, and everyone has its own rhythm of change. Only you can be you, and you are here for a reason, so let the rest of the world enjoy that fact.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sugar comes from lots of plant sources - usually cane sugar is the most common type (like the granulated sugar you find in the grocery store).

  • 1 decade ago

    Regular sugar comes from sugar cane.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sugar comes from sugar cane which is a type of plant.

  • 1 decade ago

    Real Sugar comes from sugar canes. Fake sweeteners comes from a lab.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sugar comes from cane or beets. You win!!! You are correct!


    You have not lived until you have eaten a piece of sugarcane!

    We have it in abundance here in Louisiana.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sugar can be made from two main sources, either the sugar cane or sugar beet. Its history of introduction into Western Europe is traced back to the early growth of the sugar cane prior to the 6th century B.C.E. in Polynesia. It is thought to have then been grown in India in the beginning of the 5th century B.C.E, where Emperor Darius of Persia noted its existence, and gave it great popularity in the Arabic world.

    Europeans didn’t discover sugar until the Crusades brought them into contact with Arabic culture. They referred to it as the new “spice,” and use of sugar was primarily restricted to the extremely wealthy. A pound of sugar was prohibitively expensive for most people.

    Early sugar from the cane went through a refining process in Italy, and when Columbus left on his travels, he reportedly took sugar cane plants with him, which were then established in the Caribbean. The climate of Caribbean islands lent itself perfectly to sugar cane growth, since sugar cane is best grown in tropic or near tropic temperatures. This expansion of ability to grow lots of sugar cane, gradually led to the establishment of sugar plantations throughout the Caribbean.

    Britain had established over 100 sugar refineries by the 18th century, yet sugar remained expensive. Even with this high number of refineries sugar was still difficult to get, and the British government placed super-high taxes on it. It would take about 100 more years before sugar would be available to the common man, who still primarily used honey as sweetener.

    At the same time, sugar was made more available by the introduction of the sugar beet. Much of the sugar available in Europe by the late 19th century was from beet and not cane. Today only about 30% of the world’s sugar is made from the sugar beet. The other 70% is made from cane. Sugar cane is grown in the Southern US, Mexico, South America, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Northern parts of Australia. Beets tend to be grown in cooler climates, like Canada, the former Soviet Union, and Western Europe.

    American sugar can come from cane grown in either California or Hawaii, under the famous C&H brand. Florida is also a major producer and distributor of sugar, but severe hurricanes have occasionally halted both production and distribution. Northwestern Europe tends to get most of its sugar from beets, which grow well in less sunny climates. Irish sugar from beets is particularly favored.

  • 1 decade ago

    sugar comes from sugar cane and beets and corn

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