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Why does my product contain added sugars?

Sugar is one of the main ingredients used in baking. Not only is it necessary to sweeten, but it also has other essential features that result in baked goods with better quality, flavor, texture, and appearance.

Yeast needs sugar to ferment and produce CO2 gas, which makes the dough rise and gives baked goods a fluffy texture. Sugar also provides color and flavor to the bread’s crust due to darkening reactions and caramelization.


Ref. Carson, L., PhD. (2022, June 27). The Function of Sugar in Baking | Blog. BAKERpedia.