Sugar beet molasses (syrup) is sugar beet production waste; it is dense and cloudy brown to dark brown colour with characteristic odour, tasting bitterish sweet, dissolvable in hot and cold water.
Beet molasses is widely used in:
- feeding of cattle;
- yeast production;
- spirits production;
- liquor production;
- candy manufacturing;
- bioethanol production.
Beet molasses meets the requirements of National State Standard DSTU 3696-98 (All-union State Standard GOST 30561-98). "Sugar beet molasses. Technical specifications".
Critical quality attributes are as follow:
Table 1 Organoleptic points
|Visual appearance||Dense sticky cloudy liquid||7.2|
|Colour||Brown to dark brown||7.2|
|Smell||Characteristic of beet molasses, without foreign smells||7.2|
|Dissolubility||Complete, dissolves in any proportions in cold and hot water||7.2|
Table 2 — Physical and chemical features
|Dry solids weight part, %, not less than||78,0||7.3|
|Sucrose weight part, %, not less than||46,0||7.4|
|Total fermentable sugars weight part, %, not less than||46,4||7.5|
|pH||6,9 – 7,2||7.6|
Table 3 Microbial attributes
|Total aerobic mesophilic count and optionally anaerobic micro organisms, CFU in1 g, not more than||1,0х105||7.7|
|Moulds, CFU in 1 g, not more than||1,5х104||7.7|