Read about the latest developments in the sugar industry,
and hear our expert views and news as it happens.

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    Oct 2019

    Sugar supply chain: how does it all link together?

    At Ragus, we take great pride in the transparency of our supply chain. We understand how important it is for consumers to see every step of the journey, from growing to delivery. So, for this week’s blog, we thought it would be a good idea to draw attention to our supply chain for crystalline sugar, […]

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    Oct 2019

    India becomes world’s biggest sugar producer: but at what cost?

    Indian Council of Agricultural Research Assistant Director-General, R.K. Singh, has declared that India have overtaken Brazil to become the world’s largest sugar producing nation. However, it has brought into the focus the country’s number one sugar-based issue – overproduction. In this blog, I’ll look at what this means for the Indian sugar industry and consider how […]

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    Oct 2019

    Granular detail: demerara sugar

    What is demerara sugar? Demerara sugar is a raw cane sugar with a relatively coarse grain size. It is known for its amber colour and caramel flavour, which is formed from cane juice during extraction from the crushed cane. Primarily, demerara sugar is used for topping products and adding crunch in baking applications. It takes […]

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    Oct 2019

    2020 Sugar Beet contract: what does it mean and how will it affect the industry?

    The Terms The NFU and British Sugar have announced terms for both a one-year contract, and a three-year contract for sugar beet growers. On 18 September, the NFU reported the terms of the contract: “A one-year contract will be offered for 2020 at a contract price of £19.60/t” and, “a three-year contract will be offered […]

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    Sep 2019

    A sustainable sugarcane plastics revolution?

    With the prevalence of harmful single-use plastics firmly in the global spotlight, Lego’s next step in its eco overhaul has been to unveil a range of bricks made from sugarcane-derived plastics. Is this the beginning of a sustainable sugarcane plastics revolution? What is the Lego Plants from Plants range? Lego has made a commitment to […]

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    Sep 2019

    Crystalline sugars: what’s the difference?

    At Ragus, we have a wide range of crystalline sugars. But what is the difference between muscovado, demerara or white refined sugar? What is a crystalline sugar? Sucrose (table sugar) is a disaccharide, meaning it is a molecule composed of two monosaccharides, in this case, glucose and fructose. For both sugar beet or sugar cane, […]

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