Sugar Facts

Sugar, in moderation, is part of a healthy, balanced, and nutritious diet.

Quick Facts About Sugar

Sugar Provides Energy

Sugar provides energy for your brain and cells. It can aid in making foods more palatable. It provides many other functional attributes to cooking and baked goods such as viscosity, texture, body, and browning capacity.

Sustainable Crop

Sugarbeets are a sustainable and environmentally friendly crop. Modern agricultural practices reduce CO2 emissions and produce higher crop yields.

Pure Sucrose

Our sugar is 100% pure sucrose. It is not chemically altered or bleached during processing. One teaspoon of sugar contains only 15 calories.

Amalgamated Sugar's Economic Impact

At each of our facilities, Amalgamated Sugar provides high quality jobs and stability to many families and individuals. We are dedicated to supporting our growers, the agricultural industry, and all of the customers and communities we serve.

Amalgamated Sugar is the second largest beet sugar producer in the United States, producing 12% of the nation’s sugar.

The sugarbeet industry contributes 1.7% of the Idaho Gross State Product.

We employ over 1,600 employees and produce seven million tons of sugarbeets on 182,000 acres in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.