White sugar is granulated and made from refining cane or beet sugar, a
process which removes the molasses and thus many vital nutrients present in the sugar.
So white sugar has a purity of 99.7%, due to presence of sucrose, but it lacks minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium present in traditional brown sugars like sugarcane jaggery and palm jaggery.
White sugar is popular for its ornamental colouring in confectionary and its malleability during heating to produce complex sweets like candies, sonpapdi, fizzy drinks, syrups, jams, conserves and fruit juices.
What are traditional sugars?
Traditional sugars are processed from natural sugarcane and palm tree extracts and have most of their nutrients intact.
These sugars are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and plant nutrients which help to control vital body parameters.
These sugars have low glycemic index so are safe for diabetic and high cholesterol diets.