Sugar (sucrose) is a carbohydrate that occurs naturally in every fruit and vegetable. It is the major product of
photosynthesis, the process by which plants transform the sun's energy into food. Sugar occurs in greatest quantities
in sugar cane and sugar beets from which it is separated for commercial use.
For sugar cane, this is accomplished by a) pressing the cane to extract the juice; b) boiling the juice until it begins
to thicken and sugar begins to crystallize; c) spinning the crystals in a centrifuge to remove the syrup, producing
raw sugar; d) shipping the raw sugar to a refinery where it is washed and filtered to remove remaining non-sugar
ingredients and color; and e) crystallizing, drying and packaging the refined sugar.
Beet sugar processing is similar, but it is done in one continuous process without the raw sugar stage. The sugar
beets are washed, sliced and soaked in hot water to separate the sugar-containing juice from the beet fiber. The
sugar-laden juice is purified, filtered, concentrated and dried in a series of steps similar to cane sugar processing.
WHAT WE DO
We are sourcing sugar from numerous producing countries around the world and have enduring relationships
with producers in India, Thailand and Brazil and with end users in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Middle East,
Bangladesh, Korea, China.