Sugar BeetTopics: Industry Sugar industry Beet sugar industry Sugar beet
By Bento, Luis San Miguel
Posted on 2012-01-23 Last edited on 2013-02-08
Sugar beet is the raw material to produce white sugar in beet sugar factories. The leafs are separated from the root in order to extract the sugar contained in beet root.
Plant cells in beet root consists of:
Sugar beet composition (example Asadi M.):
Mosen Asadi, Beet - Sugar Handbook, 2007, John Willey & Sons, Inc.
(1) - Rafinose - 0.2 - 0.5 % ; Glucose and Fructose - 0.05 - 0.100 % and others.
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