Rock Candy Research Paper

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Rock Candy is made up of 3 Chemicals. Fructose, Glucose and Sucrose all being sugar chemicals because they end up -ose Rock candy is made up of the elements Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Carbon the elements then stick together making up both Sugar and Water. Rock Candy has a unique Texture. It is made up of the large chunks of flavored sugar that you can crunch in your mouth. ~Plai clear, but multicolored if you add food coloring ~Sugary taste, sweet ~Looks like a bunch of crystals or rocks stuck together ~It's melting point is 366.8 degrees Fahrenheit / 186 degrees Celsius Rock Candy is kept in a sealed plastic bag to keep its freshness and kept in a cool place so that sugar will not Melt. With each stick being 50 Calories, it is 0 grams of protein,…show more content…
Sugar is dissolved in a big kettle of water until no more sugar dissolves at room temperature. Then, the saturated solution is heated up. Rock candy is soluble in water. •The negative side effects from Rock candy’s are The ingredients you ask about are artificial coloring, which I believe you should always avoid. The chemicals used to create color are energetic molecules, many of which are capable of interacting with, and damaging, DNA. Anything that affects DNA can injure the immune system. •Rock candy’s can cause cavities, but it does not cause diabetes. Water molecules slowly move up in air. Water vapor during the process of evaporation, molecules start relasing and sugar atoms come close together, forming int round cube- like shaped sugar crystals According to rock candy manufacturer, Dryden and Palmer, rock candy is referenced in both Indian and Iranian writings from the 9th century. This indicates that rock candy has been around for over a thousand years and probably was invented in the eastern part of the…show more content…
In fact, in the West, sugar was used only as a medicine or preservative up to the middle of the 18th century when people "discovered" it made a sweet treat as well. The earliest known date that white sugar was refined was about 200 C.E. so it is probable that the further refining into what was later known as "Sugre Candie" was at about that time. Can't Warehouse today makes rock candy.” (Wilde, E. (1999). Rock Candy History [Abstract]. Wilde’s WWW, 387-420) The popular flavors of rock candy sticks today are: cotton candy, cherry, watermelon, strawberry, grape, and blue raspberry. In places like China, rock candy sticks are used as sweeteners for tea, dessert soups, and even some kinds of liquor. Today, rock candies are available in rainbow of colors. The first rock candy colors were either red or blue. Red rock candy was made with a dye called cochineal which had red insects, while blue rock candy was colored from indigo colored plants. Rock candy is one of the oldest and purest forms of candy. It was originally used by pharmacists to make medicines for many kinds of illnesses. -You can see that the shapes of the rock candy crystals are very similar to those of the sugar crystals. That’s because rock candy is made up of many sugar crystals that have grown

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