International Sugar Journal

Microbiological stability of sugar beets during their storage [Full subscriber]

Abstract Harvested sugar beets harbour an array of bacterial microflora which impacts sugar production. With the trend of sugar campaign increasing in Europe, there is a need for microbiological and chemical analysis of sugar beet during long-term storage. This study evaluated the effect of temperature and storage time on the microbiological state of sugar beets and the content of nitrates and nitrites. Findings indicated high microbiological stability during storage of not pre-frozen sugar beets, in relation to the total number of both bacteria and spores of thermophilic bacteria. However, in the case of material which was pre-frozen and then stored…

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