Friday, June 6, 2008

WHO INVENTED THE VACUMM PAN USED TO PROCESS A FORM OF SUGAR



Nobert Rillieux 1806-1894
He Made America a Sugar Giant


-In 1843 he invented a vacuum pan that made evaporated sugar into crystallized granules.
-Prior to his invention sugar making was a slow, expensive, and painful process where people were regularly scalded by boiling pots of water.
-His invention made America a sugar giant, dominating a market that once belonged to Brazil and Haiti.
-Before Rillieux's invention sugar was a luxury that could be afforded only on very special occasions.
-His process is still used today to make soap, gelatin, glue, and condensed milk.

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