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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 […] ...
The market price of sugar has increased from 13 c/lb to 17 c/lb in just over ten months and, as detailed in our recent global sugar market report, this is turning the manufacturing of sugar into an expensive business. In this blog, we focus on packaging costs and explain the effect inflation is having on […] ...