Sugar beet

Title Info
Common name Sugar beet
Scientific name Beta vulgaris var. altissima
Taxonomic group Chenopodiaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants; Industrial products
Food plants Root crops; Other
Sugar beet, <i>Beta vulgaris</i>
Related materials: Beet

Sugar beet. With an especially high sugar content, sugar beets are the raw material for a significant amount of the world's sugar production. This variety was developed in Europe in the 1700s.