The good old fashioned sugar beat! Suprisingly it is the same sugar we get from sugar cane! Once upon a time pre commercial take over, everyone grew their own sugar. You plant the sugar beets in the early spring and just as they look...they grow like carrots do. You harvest them in the fall.
Sugar beet (beta vulgaris) has a conical, white, fleshy root that contains a high concentration of sucrose. This sugar content is extracted from the finely sliced beet into a water solution, producing useful byproducts of molasses and an insoluble pulp that's used as a livestock fodder. The resultant sugar is not considered to be of the same quality or fine flavour as that extracted from sugarcane, but it has the benefit of being easy to produce in a temperate climate. Annual. Zone 4-8
Welcome to Modern Farmer’s new harvest column, in which we highlight what is seasonal, talk to those who grow it, and share a recipe (or two).This week: sugar beets. Blogger and photographer Molly Yeh talks with her boyfriend Nick - a sugar beet farmer - about the the harvest in Grand Forks, ND
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Sugar beet industry converts to 100% GMO, disallows non-GMO option
GMO facts - so scary - you can be eating them & not know 5. CHECK THE SOURCE ON MEAT, EGGS & DAIRY Milk, cheese, eggs, beef, chicken and pork could all be from animals that were given GMO feed. Choose organic or Non-GMO Project Verified. 6. CONSIDER THE ADDITIVES The five most prevalent GMO crops of corn, canola, soy, cotton and sugar beets end up as additives in all kinds of packaged foods as corn syrup, oil, sugar, flavoring agents, thickeners and other ingredients.
The problem is, 90 percent of canola and cotton, 88 percent of corn, 94 percent of soy, 95 percent of sugar beets and most of papaya grown in the U.S. is genetically modified, which is literally in everything, according to The Non-GMO Project.
Beet Sugar - 99.9% pure sucrose - Substitute for cane sugar Beet Sugar: Is derived from the refining of sugar beets. It is processed into sucrose. Beware of GM sugar beets. http://www.inspirationgreen.com/all-the-different-sugars.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_beet