Sugar is found in the fibres of all plants as a by-product of photosynthesis. Whilst sugar occurs naturally in fruits, dairy products, grains, and vegetables, it is only found in high enough concentrations from two plants to make sugar crystals for food consumption: sugarcane and sugar beet.

For most of the world’s population, carbohydrates including sugars are a source of energy that is obtained from plant-based food types.

Across all life stages it is important to eat well and keep active. Good nutrition and an active lifestyle are closely associated with improved quality of life and protection from chronic diseases.

Sunshine Sugar is 100% natural and sweetened by nature. So, try to choose nutritious foods from all of the five food groups and enjoy your sugar in moderation.

For more information on the topic of sugar nutrition, the Sugar Nutrition Resource Centre provides a factual hub for information about sugars and nutrition with resources that are based on scientific evidence and research.

The Sugar Nutrition Resource Centre takes an Australian perspective on major sugar and nutrition issues from around the world, sharing news and key information from the most relevant and up-to-date research.

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