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Sugar and Consumption

Sugar and Consumption in the 1700s Description    Sugar is the broad term used to describe shorter-chain carbohydrates used in food.  Sugar has a sweetening effect.  There are many types of sugar: Sucrose is simple table sugar, fructose is sugar from fruits, and lactose is milk sugar.  More complex, longer-chain sugars also exist.  Sugar can be … Continue reading

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Salt Mining

Salt Mining   History The oldest known salt mine is located near the city of Provadia, Bulgaria. The salt mine is called Solnitsata, and it began producing salt as early as 5400 B.C. In 2700 B.C., a treatise on pharmacology called the Peng-Tzao-Kan-Mu was published, including descriptions of 40 different kinds of salt and descriptions … Continue reading