sugar on fruit - why?

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sugar on fruit - why?

Postby clickety_clack » 13 May 2012, 10:02

Whenever I buy prepared fruit from vendors, they always give me a small packet of sugar (it's like powdered sugar with spices, or something). I even get that sugar when I buy (sweetened) dried fruit. I'd like to know, what sort of spices are in the sugar, and why is it so popular? Is there a health benefit, or do they just like their fruit to be even sweeter than it already is? (my instincts tell me it's better to eat fruit without extra sugar.) I'm just curious...
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Re: sugar on fruit - why?

Postby Indiana » 13 May 2012, 11:52

I think that's a sugar and MSG concoction. :lick:
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Re: sugar on fruit - why?

Postby Taiwan_Student » 13 May 2012, 12:43

If you bought Tomatoes or Guava, that little packet is not sugar, or at least sugar alone. The bags come in two colors generally. The red contains plum powder with sugar. The yellow contains some kind of herb. My wife calls it "Gan Tsow". Pardon my poor pinyin.
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Try some of that white powder. It's pretty addicting... soon you'll be lapping it up, even when the fruit is gone. After you get used to that you are ready for the hard stuff, the seasoning powder in a product called Science Noodles.
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Re: sugar on fruit - why?

Postby TheGingerMan » 13 May 2012, 13:56

I am for adding one's own seasoning, but never, ever add those powdered packets, in the strong belief of quality control.
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Re: sugar on fruit - why?

Postby tommy525 » 13 May 2012, 15:58

some taiwanese fruit places give u a bit of salt to eat your watermelon , pineapple, mangos with.

SAlt?? yes

I never went for that
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Re: sugar on fruit - why?

Postby Steviebike » 13 May 2012, 16:03

Pepper and balsamic vinegar go nicely on strawberries.

You can also get or be given plum powder too. Salt is common, really nice on Pomelo 柚子 (you zi).
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Re: sugar on fruit - why?

Postby jimipresley » 13 May 2012, 16:07

tommy525 wrote:some taiwanese fruit places give u a bit of salt to eat your watermelon , pineapple, mangos with.

SAlt?? yes

I never went for that

My Mum eats pineapples, oranges and apples with salt. I never quite got that.
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Re: sugar on fruit - why?

Postby Hamletintaiwan » 13 May 2012, 16:17

jimipresley wrote:
tommy525 wrote:some taiwanese fruit places give u a bit of salt to eat your watermelon , pineapple, mangos with.

SAlt?? yes

I never went for that

My Mum eats pineapples, oranges and apples with salt. I never quite got that.

The most delicious cookies and cakes have a good amount of salt in it.
It has to be carfully balanced with the sweentness though.
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Re: sugar on fruit - why?

Postby PigBloodCake » 13 May 2012, 17:17

Where's the whip cream when you really needed it for the strawberries :roll:
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Re: sugar on fruit - why?

Postby twonavels » 13 May 2012, 18:27

I can't eat strawberries or any kind of citrus fruits like oranges without sugar. It's just too sour! Yet I love sour candies.
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