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    Jan 2019

    Laboratory Testing for Sugar Production

    Ragus has over 90 years of experience manufacturing pure sugars and syrups. In fact, as long ago as 1880 our founder Charles Eastick, and his brother John, excited by sugar’s recent rise into ubiquity to British life, began a sugar analysis and consulting practice in the centre of London. Today, our state-of-the-art factory in Berkshire, […]

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    Jan 2019

    EU Sugar Beet Production – What does the future hold?

    The EU is the world’s leading producer of sugar beet, with approximately 50% of the global production; almost 18 million tonnes of beet sugar are produced every year in the Union. The sugar beet industry plays a critical part in the European rural and agricultural economy, but recently sugar beet producers have been suffering from […]

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    Jan 2019

    How Caramel is Made – Caramel as a Sweet Confectionery [Part 2 of 2]

    Most people’s preconception of caramel is the little sweet, brown, slightly chewy, soft cubes of deliciousness that melt in your mouth when eaten, however caramel can also be used in chocolate or candy bars or as a topping for popcorn! Caramel dates back to the 7th century and is one of the oldest confectioneries; sugar […]

  • 20

    Dec 2018

    New Year’s Day – Lucky Foods to Eat made with Ragus’ pure sugars!

    New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day mark the beginning of 2019 and people all around the world believe in certain superstitions that will bring them health, wealth, long-life and happiness for the year to come. Many of these superstitions involved eating certain foods to bring good luck; even the least superstitious amongst us can […]

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    Dec 2018

    How Caramel is Made – Caramel as Syrups and Powders [Part 1 of 2]

    Caramel is an ingredient that it used in virtually every part of the food and drink industry; its purpose is to enhance taste and add colour to products. From bakery products to beers, to soups, sauces and even pet food, caramel in both syrup or powder form are used to create colour and flavour in […]

  • 6

    Dec 2018

    How to use Ragus’ pure sugars for Scandinavian Christmas recipes

    Christmas is the time of year for traditions and everyone has their favourites, from the way they decorate their Christmas tree, to the amount of alcohol they put in their Christmas cakes; every family is different, and the meaning of Christmas is passed down through the generations. Many of the Western Christmas traditions that we […]

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