Sugar beet

group of cultivated plants

Sugar beet is a plant. Its roots contain a high amount of sucrose. This can be made into sugar. Sugar beets are grown for sugar. The sugar beet is related to chard.

Sugar beet
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Two sugar beets - the one on the left has been selectively bred to be smoother than the traditional beet, so that it traps less soil.
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B. vulgaris
Binomial name
Beta vulgaris

The biggest producers of sugar beet are the European Union, the United States and Russia. 30% of the world sugar production is from sugar beets.