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A Review on the Complete Utilization of the Sugarbeet

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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.

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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Special Collections Librarian, at the National Agricultural Library (Beltsville, MD), was invaluable in tracking down historical documents from the National Archives.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.

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Finkenstadt, V.L. A Review on the Complete Utilization of the Sugarbeet. Sugar Tech 16, 339–346 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12355-013-0285-y

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Keywords

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