Sugar Beet: Sugar Cane's Unsung Rival
Although many would think that only tropical sugar cane produces granulated sugar, another important source of sucrose is the sugar beet. In 2006, accounting only for domestic sugar crops grown in the United States, sugar beets accounted for almost 59% of sugar production. The rest was sugar cane, which only grows in tropical or sub-tropical conditions.
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