Salt & Sugar and Their Colors
It seems most of the topics here at ~The Gorean Cave~ are a result of either personally being involved in, overhearing or reading about, one argument or another and then doing the research to find out the truth.
Debates over the color of salt and sugar, especially red sugar, fall into this category. And for a topic which has been so hotly contested, the final answer is so easily found . . . simply by reading the Books.
Read now, what the Books have to say about the colors of salt and sugar.
I make no pronouncements on these matters, but report them as I find them.
Arrive at your own conclusions.
I wish you well,
This is the first mention that there are colored salts . . .
From these raids the Wagon Peoples obtain a miscellany of goods which they are willing to barter to the Turians, jewels, precious metals, spices, colored table salts, harnesses and saddles for the ponderous tharlarion, furs of small river animals, tools for the field, scholarly scrolls, inks and papers, root vegetables, dried fish, powdered medicines, ointments, perfume and women,And again . . .
To one side there was a small altar to Priest-Kings, where there burned a small fire. On this fire, at the beginning of the feast the feast steward had scattered some grains of meal, some colored salt, some drops of wine.And now we see the colors mentioned . . .
Near him, in places of honor, at a long, low table, above the bowls of yellow and red salt, on each side, sat many of the high men of Turia, clad in their finest robes, their hair oiled, scented and combed for the banquet.These are the only mentions of colored salt.
Gorean salt is White, Red or Yellow
On to the color of sugar . . .
This is the first mention of colored sugar
There was a brass ladle that Aphris and Elizabeth had used in cooking and a tin box of yellow Turian sugar,
Nomads of Gor Book 4 Page 267
And then a couple more references . . .
With a tiny spoon, its tip no more than a tenth of a hort in diameter, she placed four measures of white sugar, and six of yellow, in the cup; with two stirring spoons, one for the white sugar, another for the yellow, she stirred the beverage after each measure.These are the only mentions of colored sugar.
Gorean sugar is either White or Yellow
Interestingly, however, this quote mentions four sugars.
Lola now returned to the small table and, kneeling, head down, served us our dessert; slices of tospit, sprinkled with four Gorean sugars.We know there are white and yellow sugars. Could one of these other two sugars be red?
The Books just don't say.