Sugar, Granulated (Beet)
Beet Sugar is a form of sugar extracted from Beta vulgaris, the common beet. Beet sugar can be substituted straight across in a baking recipe calling for cane sugar without any major difference. Beet sugar and cane sugar may be used in the same amounts in baking recipes. They can be used in baked goods, such as cakes, cookies or muffins. Beet sugar can be used in sauces or anything requiring sugar as in ingredient. The flavor is nearly the same and there may be some who are able to tell a difference most people are unable to tell whether a recipe has been made with beet or cane sugar. A main advantage of using beets for sugar is that beets can be cultivated in temperate climates, and they are very hardy. Sugar cane requires a warm, tropical environment. Since sugar beets can be grown in cooler regions and in more diverse types of land makes them an attractive alternative to cane as they are cheaper to grow. Beet sugar is also much easier to produce, requiring very basic processing at only one facility, rather than a two step process, as is needed for cane. Beet sugar is quickly outpacing cane sugar in popularity because it is less expensive to process. Beet sugar is also nearly nutritionally identical to cane sugar. Over 30% of the world’s total sugar supply comes from beets.
Bulk Pack (1/4 lb through 5 lb) – packed in a clear plastic food-grade zip lock bag
25 LB Bulk Pack – packed in a food-grade liner inside a box
Bottle Pack – packed in one clear, plastic bottle with a screw-on top
Pail Pack – packed in one plastic pail