About sugar

About sugar
Sugar beet harvester

Sweetness from nature

Sugar is obtained from sugar beet in our latitudes. With its clear, pure sweetness, it is one of the most versatile ingredients in our kitchens. Sugar is also a completely natural way to ensure that your bread is fluffier, your ice cream is softer and your jam stays fresh for longer.

Mini brioche with vanilla cream and fresh berries

More than just sweetness

Sweet as sugar is a common expression, and sugar certainly adds sweetness. But in addition to its pure, clear sweetness, sugar also has a number of other natural qualities that are an advantage in the kitchen.

Sugar beet plant

Sustainable cultivation and production

Sugar beet is an environmentally friendly crop by nature. During sugar extraction, the water in the beet is recycled and what is left of the sugar beet as for example beet pulp and molasses are turned into valuable animal feed or used for Biogas production. Our Fairtrade-certified cane sugar products come from South America and Africa.

Functional properties of sugar

Sugar now comes in many varieties and can be used in many food products. Sugar has a range of unique properties that, either individually or in combination, make it an important ingredient in the modern Kitchen. Without sugar, jam would soon go off, ice cream would crystallise, and bread would lose its freshness and dry out.

Coffee and cakes

Dansukker’s world

Dansukker is the brand for people who love home cooking, home baking and home-made products.

Historic sugar factory

Sugar through the ages

Sweetness is something humans have always sought out. Cave paintings from 15,000 years ago show people collecting wild honey. The production of sugar from sugar cane also has a long history, but it wasn't until the 19th century that we started extracting sugar from sugar beet.