A Brief History of Sugar

Did you know that Christopher Columbus is responsible for sugar in the Americas?  His mother in law owned a sugar plantation in Madiera, Spain.  Before he was the great “discoverer” he ferried sugar to the European mainland from his mother in law’s plantation!   India had sugar around 3,000 years ago, but the rest of our ancestors used honey until about 800AD when it found its way to southern Europe and North Africa.  The least caloric of all sugar is still a kiss!!

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