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Sugar and slavery – North America

By |2017-06-23T01:17:20+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Food, North America|

Slaves on a sugar plantation about 1550 AD When European explorers came to North America about 1500 AD, they soon saw that the islands of the Caribbean - Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti, for example - had the right weather for growing sugar cane, and they immediately started sugar cane farms there. As they [...]

From honey to sugar – History of Honey

By |2017-06-22T13:03:48+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Food|

Beehives in Europe, about 1400 AD All through antiquity, honey kept on being very important as a sweetener, a preservative, and a medicine throughout Africa, Europe, and Asia. Wax was used for candles and to seal things. But by around 350 AD, Indian scientists figured out how to make cane sugar into lump [...]

Sugar cane and candy – food history projects

By |2017-06-22T02:24:43+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Food, India|

Buy some real sugar cane from Amazon! Here are three ideas for sugar projects: -Taste some sugar cane or sugar cane juice: You can order raw sugar cane from Amazon and then try chewing the sticks to get out the sweet juice the way people did in ancient India. Do you like the [...]