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The Sweet Secret of Sugar Beets
Sugar beets are one of nature's best kept secrets. This unassuming root vegetable is actually a powerhouse of sweetness, packing up to 20% sugar content into every unprocessed plant. That's why NOW Real Food® Organic Beet Sugar is the perfect 1:1 substitute for cane sugar in most recipes. Not to mention, beet sugar is a deliciously pure sugar with no added ingredients - perfect for persons with intolerance to refined cane sugar. So next time you're looking for a little extra sweetness in your life, look no further than the humble sugar beet!
A Brief History of Sugar Beets
Did you know that sugar beets have only been around since the early 1800s? That's right - this sweet treat is a relatively new addition to the world of sugar production. In fact, sugar beets were first cultivated in Europe as a means of producing sugar independently of tropical countries like Brazil and Mauritius, which had previously dominated the sugar market. Today, sugar beets are a major player in the global sugar production scene, with countries like Russia, France, and the United States ranking among the top beet sugar producers in the world.
How Sugar Beets are Processed?
So how does one go about extraction all that deliciousness from a sugar beet? It's actually not as complicated as you might think! First, the beets are washed and peeled to remove any dirt or impurities. Next, they are sliced into thin strips and heated until the water inside evaporates and the sugars begin to caramelize. Finally, the resulting syrup is centrifuged to separate the molasses from the sucrose crystals, yielding beautiful white granules of refined beet sugar. And voila - you've got yourself some delicious NOW Real Food® Organic Beet Sugar!
Deliciously sweet and easy to produce, it's no wonder that beet sugar has become such a popular sweetener around the world. So next time your recipe calls for cane sugar, reach for beet sugar instead - your taste buds will thank you!
Suggested usage: NOW Real Food® Organic Beet Sugar is the refined extract of non-GMO sugar beets and is 99.7% sucrose, making it an ideal 1:1 substitute for cane sugar in most recipes.
Serving Size: 2 tsp (8g)
Servings Per Container: About 170
Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%*
Saturated Fat 0g 0%*
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%*
Sodium 0mg 0%*
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%*
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%*
Total Sugars 8g
Includes 8g Added Sugars 0g 16%*
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%*
Calcium 0mg 0%*
Iron 0mg 0%*
Potassium 0mg 0%*
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Ingredients: Organic Beet Sugar.
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