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Muscovado sugar is a brown crystalline sugar with a soft and sticky texture. Here, we explain everything you need to know about this naturally molasses-rich sugar product. What is muscovado sugar? Muscovado sugar is a partially refined brown sugar that can only be made from sugar cane. Its name, ‘muscovado’, derives from a mixture […]
News emerged this week of sugar’s latest innovative application – as a component in batteries of the future. Here, we explore how the unique properties of sugar continue to amaze yet again. Introducing the lithium-sulphur batteries of tomorrow’s world The research team from the Monash Energy Institute in Australia believe they have found a more […]
While sugar is generally thought of as an ingredient used for sweetening, it performs several other core functions that are equally important. In this blog we focus on how pure sugars and syrups naturally bulk their applications, adding vital weight and volume to commercial food and beverage products. What is a bulking agent? Bulking agents, […]
When thinking of Spanish cuisine, tapas, cured meats, seafood paella and fine aged Rioja might be the first images that spring to mind. Sugar, perhaps less so. However, pure sugar products play an important role in Spanish cuisine, just in more subtle ways than some first realise. Read on to find out more about the […]
Today’s food and beverage manufacturers are under increased pressure to establish partnerships with their suppliers. With a focus on the sugar industry, we explain why this is, what partners do differently from suppliers, and how this benefits food and beverage manufacturers. Ragus as a partner: discussing a mutually-beneficial strategy. Uncertain market creates demand for partners […]
The UK cider market was worth a significant £1.8 billion in 2020 – a year of restricted on-premises sales due to lockdowns, too. While many people associate sugar with baking and confection, it plays both an essential and added value role in the production of these ciders. Read on to learn about the significance […]