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Some consumers see cane sugar listed as an ingredient on the back of a product’s label and question what it is. The answer, however, may be more straightforward than they realise. Here, we explain why. What is cane sugar? Cane sugar is any sugar made from the sugar cane plant, but typically the term refers […] ...
While the confectionery products on shopfront displays this Halloween weekend will typically be made from straight sucrose, invert sugar syrup, and glucose syrup, the focus of this blog will be on a traditional Halloween and Bonfire Night application that relies on more flavoursome pure sugar ingredients: parkin. Here, we explain what parkin is before exploring […] ...
Like many other industries, the sugar industry is currently experiencing significant transportation and raw material challenges. As a result, global sugar prices have increased and market supply is tight. So, how should buyers and suppliers respond to such conditions? Buyers Buyers typically focus on finding synergies between cost, efficiency, quality, supply, and, of course, contractual […] ...
Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) is the most widely adopted social auditing methodology in the world, enabling businesses to assess their sites and working conditions – and demonstrate evidence of their responsible business practices to their supply chain partners. With Ragus recently passing its SMETA audit, we use this blog to explain what the […] ...
Golden syrup and maple syrup may both share the same amber appearance – and certain other characteristics – but they are not the same product. This blog explains the key differences between the two syrups and how these distinctions impact their respective uses. Golden syrup is mellower and made from sugar Golden syrup has a […] ...
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 […] ...