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Swiss beet sugar

Our beet sugar is 100 percent Swiss sugar

Every Swiss sugar beet consists of up to twenty percent natural sugar. But there is much more in the sweet roots: sustainable sugar production produces valuable raw materials such as cattle feed, biogas and natural fertilisers. Nothing is left over. Even the soil that remains attached to the beet is processed into Ricoter nutrient-rich plant soil.

Swiss sugar has a thirty percent lower environmental impact than sugar from the European Union. This is the result of a comparative environmental footprint study conducted by Schweizer Zucker AG in 2020.

Why is that? Because field yields are higher in Switzerland, fertilisation is more environmentally friendly and therefore emissions in the field are lower. It also helps that the sugar factories fully utilise the beet and also achieve higher energy efficiency. In addition, production is based on environmentally friendly energy sources.

Origin beet sugar