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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 […] ...
Though records date from antiquity, liquorice plants were first grown in the UK at a monastery in Pontefract, Yorkshire, having been brought over from the Middle East at the start of the twelfth century. Liquorice confectionery was then born in the UK’s largest county several centuries later and the sweets have grown in popularity ever […] ...
Sugar analysis and product testing are integral to operations at Ragus and the wider food production industry. In this blog, we explain what these practices entail and why we implement them, along with the benefits they provide our customers. What is sugar analysis and testing? Sugar analysis and testing is the process of determining and […] ...
The next blog in our series of global sugar applications focuses on a not-too-distant neighbour, Germany. Though discussion of German food and beverages may crudely conjure images of sausages and beer, its food heritage is much more diverse and varied. Read on to find out how a selection of traditional German foods utilise pure sugar […] ...