International Sugar Journal

Flavonoids from direct consumption off-white sugars [Full subscriber]

Flavonoids, the yellow coloured pigments present in sugarcane plant and juice are critical to colour generation in various sugar house products. Being much more stable than other colourants these pigments pass on through various stages of sugar manufacture and even persist into the sugar crystals. Many factories produce off-white coloured sugars which have high ICUMSA colour (>100) directly from cane juice. This colour may arise either from the flavonoid pigments or their reaction products because conditions conducive to the formation of colour from other common colour-forming reactions are not favourable. a study was carried out to isolate and identify natural…

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