is partially burned sugar
which has a brown color
and a pleasant brown sugar flavor
. Caramel is used to flavor candy
and soft drinks
such as Coca Cola
. The word caramel
also refers to a soft, chewy caramel-flavored candy
made by boiling milk and sugar together.
Caramel is also commonly used as a food coloring (with the E number E150).
Caramel can be made from sugar by heating it slowly to a temperature of 170 degrees Celsius. As the sugar melts and approaches this temperature, the molecules break down into other volatile compounds that give it the characteristic caramel color and flavors.
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