Pure Granulated Sugar FAQ

Pure Granulated Sugar

How many calories in a serving of sugar?

Sugar has only 15 calories per teaspoon.

"Sugar", pure and simple, is as perfect as nature’s sweetener gets. For balancing taste and flavor in foods from apple pie to tomato sauces to zucchini bread, it’s the sweetener made by nature that you can trust for your family. And it’s only 15 calories per teaspoon!

What is sugar?

Sugar is a carbohydrate that is created naturally in all fruits and vegetables. It is produced during the process of photosynthesis by which plants capture sunlight and convert it into food and energy.

What is the shelf life of sugar?

Granulated sugar, properly stored (tightly closed and in a dry place), has an indefinite shelf life because it does not support microbial growth.

How should I store my granulated sugar?

Granulated sugar will harden when exposed to any type of moisture. Here is an easy way to make hardened granulated sugar soft again -- preheat oven to lowest temperature, 150 - 200°F. Remove sugar from the package and put in an ovenproof container that will hold the sugar. Place in the warm oven for approximately 15 minutes. Tap sugar with a spoon. If it starts to fall apart, turn oven off and leave sugar in the oven for an hour or two to completely dry out. Always store granulated sugar in an airtight container.