SUGAR NEWS & REPORTS

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

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    Jul 2019

    How is sugar used in brewing?

    You can’t brew without sugar, so what exactly is its role when producing ales, lagers, porters and stouts? No alcohol without sugar When making a drink such as an ale, lager, porter or stout, the basic principle is to extract the sugars from grains (typically barley or malt) that yeast can then turn into alcohol […]

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    Jul 2019

    Granular detail: molasses

    Molasses is used the world over in products ranging from animal feed to dietary supplements. For the next edition of our Granular Detail series, we break down everything there is to know about this highly adaptable and popular sugar product. What is molasses? Molasses is a highly viscous by-product of the boiling process required to […]

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    Jul 2019

    EU sugar production quotas: a free-for-all in freefall

    The removal of EU sugar production quotas two years ago has radically altered the face of the global sugar market. Here we explore what caused this and if anything can be done to reverse the current trend.  How did the quota system work? Production quotas for sugar were first introduced in 1968 as part of […]

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    Jun 2019

    Sugar accreditations: another level of quality

    Having a high-quality sugar product is one thing – ensuring it is certified by some of the world’s leading bodies is what elevates sugar to another level.  What are sugar accreditations? As one of the most ubiquitous foodstuffs in the world, sugar comes under extreme quality control scrutiny to ensure that the global supply is […]

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    Jun 2019

    Granular detail: golden syrup

    Golden syrup is fundamental to a huge variety of foodstuffs across the globe. Here we look at its link to Ragus’ history and what exactly it takes to produce the famous golden elixir. What is the history of golden syrup? Golden syrup’s journey into becoming one of the most easily recognisable and loved sugar products […]

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    Jun 2019

    Specialist sugars in medicated confectionary and cough syrups

    Sugar has been a staple in over-the-counter remedies for centuries. This week, we look at what different sugar products can help the medicine go down. What is medicated confectionary? Medicated confectionary is a medicinal product used to treat very minor ailments that take the form of a traditional piece of confectionary. Typically, this a hard-boiled […]

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