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A common misconception is that demerara sugar is the same as brown sugar. Demerara sugar is indeed a type of brown sugar, but it is not the product most consumers typically associate the term ‘brown sugar’ with, which is soft brown sugar. This blog explains the differences – and why they matter – between the […]
A ‘perfect storm’ of factors has resulted in shortages of glucose syrup in the UK market. Here, we explain what has caused this deficit and how manufacturers can overcome the present supply challenges by using invert sugar syrup as a possible replacement. Glucose syrup definition Glucose syrup is a viscous sweetener syrup with a light, […]
The latest edition in our series focusing on sugar applications from across the globe: The Netherlands. We could not resist investigating some of the nation’s famed sweet treats but managed to include a savoury application too, exploring how a variety of sugar products add colour, flavour and texture to these traditional foods, as well as […]
Many food and beverage manufacturers choose artificial sweeteners because they are perceived to be cheaper than pure sugar products. However, when examined in more detail, this perception may not be true, particularly considering the trade-offs manufacturers make by choosing the artificial sweetener option. In the long term, are artificial sweeteners really cost-effective? Artificial sweeteners – […]
Sustainability goals have never been more important to businesses. Here, we explain how they should be unique to each business but should focus on a collaborative, rather than a competitive, approach. Meeting sugar cane growers in India to maintain transparent supply chains. Sustainability goals often driven by competition Sustainability goals are no longer a ‘nice-to-have’, […]
Having manufactured pure sugars and syrups for over 90 years, we at Ragus have seen and experienced it all when it comes to sugar. However, the latest application by Bovet 1822 is new even to us. What is the Miss Audrey Sweet Art watch? Bovet 1822 is famous for its unique watch materials and hand-crafted […]