Sugar is a luxury resource. It provides food, commerce, and happiness to the city that works it.
Sugarcane is a tropical grass, probably native to New Guinea. Sugar refining was developed in China, India, and the Middle East, where it became a staple of cooking and desserts. During the eighteenth century, Europeans developed a taste for jams, candy, tea, coffee, and other sweets in greater numbers. These demands made sugar enormously popular, and its production and marketing have gone through a series of booms.
|Civilization IV Resources |
|Luxury||Dye • Fur • Gems • Gold • Hit Movies • Hit Musicals • Hit Singles • Incense • Ivory • Silk • Silver • Spices • Sugar • Whale • Wine|
|Bonus||Banana • Clam • Corn • Cow • Crab • Deer • Fish • Pig • Rice • Sheep • Wheat|
|Strategic||Aluminum • Coal • Copper • Horse • Iron • Marble • Oil • Stone • Uranium|