Sugar is found in the tissues of most plants but is only present in sufficient concentrations for extract in sugar cane and sugar beet. Both sources are subjected to the same refining process and produce very similar products.
Sugar cane is a giant grass and is cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical regions for the sucrose found in its stems. Whereas sugar beet is a root crop cultivated in cooler climates - the crop is washed and sliced and the sugar is extracted by diffusion. We recommend using Silver Spoon refined sugars because they are made from sugar beet grown and produced only in the UK. Silver Spoon sugar is grown by more than 1,200 local farmers in the East Anglia region.