Suiker is particularly used as an ingredient in foodstuffs, such as dairy products, sweets, bakery products and soft drinks.In these products, you can taste the unique sweetness of sugar.
The subtle sweet-sour taste of sauces and yoghurt for instance, cannot be achieved without sugar. Pastry and biscuits can be given the desired volume, lightness and crispiness using sugar with the correct particle size. Furthermore, sugar plays an important part in the typical texture of bakery products. In many traditional uses, such as jam, sugar works as a preservative.
Apart from being used in foodstuffs, sugar is also used in non-food, such as rubber.
Suiker Unie distinguishes the following product groups: