International Sugar Journal

Free amino acids, betaine, nitrate and nitrite in the sugar beet processing – a literature review [Full subscriber]

Abstract The article contains previously known knowledge of selected nitrogen compounds and unresolved problems on this point. It also indicates areas of knowledge that should be subjected to a more detailed examination or upgrade. Free amino acids, betaine, nitrate and nitrite are soluble nitrogen compounds entering the sugar production process with sugar beet. These compounds impede the conduct of the manufacturing process and adversely influence the quantity and quality of produced white sugar, as well as the quality of molasses and pulp, which are valuable feed materials. When evaluating the quality and processing suitability of sugar beet, only the free…

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