Where Our Sugar is Grown
Sugar beet is sown in Spring, it grows through the Summer ready to be harvested in Autumn/Winter. As it is homegrown it is 95% rainwater fed.
Hundreds of British growers produce over 2 million tonnes of sugar beet a year and on average travel no more than 28 miles from field to factory!
Approx 600 lorry loads of sugar beet are delivered per day to the Bury St Edmunds site. Each lorry contains approximately 29 tonnes of beet, or 30,000 individual sugar beet, that’s 4,300 bags of sugar!
UK beet production occupies over 100,000 hectares of UK farmland. Thats over 100,000 football pitches!
Sugar beet has a positive impact on soil health and crop yields making it an important rotational crop. Over the last decade we have helped to support the increase of sugar beet yields by 25%.