The white sugar is largely obtained from sugar beets. So far so good. What happens after that: mmmmmhpf ? Let's go !
After washing, the sugar beets are shredded, then leached. Then, to purify this "sugar juice", lime is added. This separation, due to its alkaline reaction, already destroys almost all vitamins. Super.
Carbonic acid is introduced into the liquid mixed with caustic lime to precipitate the lime. This saturated liquid is then pumped into filter presses to separate the "sugar juice" from the slurry. After further treatment with calcium sulfite, whereby the juice is simultaneously decolorized, i.e., bleached, by the sulfurous acid, the thin juice is evaporated into thick juice and boiled in a vacuum until crystallization.
The mass is separated into syrup and raw sugar by centrifuging. After the syrup has been boiled, cooled, crystallized and centrifuged several times for the purpose of obtaining raw sugar of a lower grade, the molasses with its high content of non-sugar substances remains as the final syrup. It is used for the preparation of alcohol and for feeding livestock.
The raw sugar must then later be transformed into consumption sugar in the sugar refineries, which requires cleaning with lime-carbonic acid, bleaching again with sulfurous acid, filtering through bone charcoal and "boiling on grain".
In sick persons, this can have such an effect that factory sugar makes it absolutely impossible to cure certain diseases !
The child's sugar craving is a sign of a vital substance deficiency. With the elimination of factory sugar, the appetite, which is always poor in these children, also returns. From these observations it can be concluded that in factory sugar there is not only a nutritional problem, but much more a psychological problem.
Gummy bears ? One of the essential ingredients is gelatin ... and is made from slaughterhouse waste (pork rind).
For people who (have to) avoid pork for religious or health reasons, gummy bears are a no-go.