A Very Simple Property Of Sugar Can Save (Or Ruin) Your FoodEsther Inglis-Arkell4/17/15 9:30am255EditPromoteGo to permalinkWhy does everything have sugar in it? It isn't just in there because it tastes good. If that were all sugar had to offer, it would be added to far fewer products. As it is, sugar is added to things that aren't like leather, concrete and hand lotion. Why? Because it is hygroscopic.