Sugar beet

Sugar beet

Scientific Name of Plant Edit

Beta vulgaris var. vulgaris

Description Edit

Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.), a member of the Chenopodiaceae family, is a plant whose root contains a high concentration of sucrose. It is grown commercially for sugar production.

The sugar comes from the bulb of the beetroot plant, chard and fodder beet, all descended by cultivation from the sea beet.

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