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Old 04-03-2006, 05:51 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by GB
Sugar from cane or beets is chemically identical to each other so there should not be a smell from one, but not the other.
Right on. Also, if the bag says 'Pure Cane Sugar', no beets were involved. If you're getting a bad smell, the sugar is being contaminated. Pure sugar doesn't smell bad.

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Old 04-04-2006, 06:49 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Piccolina
DH told me that they process a lot of sugar beet sugar near a place where he once lived in Italy, and that the air around the factory hads a very, very strong and (in his words) awful stentch to it.
Yep, we've got a couple (beet) sugar mills in Michigan, and they sure can stink at times. Of course, the cane sugar plant in Maui wasn't much better...

I'm with the camp that says the sugar got the smell from an outside source though. The refined stuff doesn't have a smell to it, cane or beet.



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Old 04-04-2006, 08:37 AM   #13
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Old 04-04-2006, 09:32 PM   #14
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Yeah, but there has to be some reason for it changing smells in different containers. Like I said, I'll do some sleuthing.

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