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Sugar Tech

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 339–346 | Cite as

A Review on the Complete Utilization of the Sugarbeet

  • Victoria L. Finkenstadt
Review Article

Abstract

The Sugarbeet is one of the main sugar crops in the world. In the search for sustainability and economic value, the complete utilization of the crop is necessary. In addition to sugar and animal feed, sugarbeets can provide many value-added co-products for biofuels, human nutrition, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. Current research efforts are reviewed.

Keywords

Sugarbeet Utilization Sustainability Agricultural commodity Co-products Value-added products 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Ms. Sara Lee, Special Collections Librarian, at the National Agricultural Library (Beltsville, MD), was invaluable in tracking down historical documents from the National Archives. The author would like to thank Ms. Marcia Wood, Public Affairs Specialist, on the ARS Information Staff (Beltsville, MD), for the inspiration to write this review.

Disclosure

Mention of trade names or commercial products in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information and does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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  1. 1.National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Agricultural Research ServiceUnited States Department of AgriculturePeoriaUSA

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